INSTRUCTION MANUAL

The “Quick Reference Guide” and “Software Start Guide” are provided at end of this manual.

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INSTRUCTION MANUAL

Introduction
The EOS 550D is a high-performance, digital single-lens reflex camera featuring a fine-detail CMOS sensor with 18.0 effective megapixels, DIGIC 4, high-precision and high-speed 9-point AF, approx. 3.7 fps continuous shooting, Live View shooting, and Full HD (Full HighDefinition) movie shooting. The camera is highly responsive for shooting at anytime, provides many functions fitted for advanced shooting, and offers many other features.

Take Test Shots to Familiarize Yourself with the Camera
With a digital camera, you can immediately view the image you have captured. While reading this manual, take a few test shots and see how they come out. You can then better understand the camera. To avoid botched pictures and accidents, first read the Safety Warnings (p.233, 234) and Handling Precautions (p.12,13).

Testing the Camera Before Use and Liability
After shooting, playback and check whether the images have been properly recorded. If the camera or memory card is faulty and the images cannot be recorded or downloaded to a computer, Canon cannot be held liable for any loss or inconvenience caused.

Copyrights
Copyright laws in your country may prohibit the use of your recorded images of people and certain subjects for anything but private enjoyment. Also be aware that certain public performances, exhibitions, etc., may prohibit photography even for private enjoyment.

This camera is compatible with SD memory cards, SDHC memory cards, and SDXC memory cards. This manual will refer to all these cards as just “card.” * The camera does not come with a card for recording images. Please purchase it separately.

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Item Check List
Before starting, check that all the following items have been included with your camera. If anything is missing, contact your dealer.

Camera
(with eyecup and body cap)

Battery Pack LP-E8 (with protective cover)

Battery Charger LC-E8/LC-E8E*

Wide Strap EW-100DB III

Interface cable

Stereo AV Cable AVC-DC400ST

EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk (Software)

EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk

Camera Instruction Manual (this booklet)

* Battery Charger LC-E8 or LC-E8E is provided. (The LC-E8E comes with a power cord.) If you purchased a Lens Kit, check that the lens is included. Depending on the Lens Kit type, the lens instruction manual might also be included. Be careful not to lose any of the above items.

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Conventions Used in this Manual
Icons in this Manual
<6> <V> <U> <0> : Indicates the Main Dial. : Indicates the <S> cross keys. : Indicates the setting button.

0, 9, 7, 8 : Indicates that the respective function remains active for 4 sec., 6 sec., 10 sec., or 16 sec. respectively after you let go of the button.
* In this manual, the icons and markings indicating the camera’s buttons, dials, and settings correspond to the icons and markings on the camera and on the LCD monitor.

3 : Indicates a function which can be changed by pressing the
<M> button and changing the setting.

M

: When shown on the upper right of the page, it indicates that the function is available only in the Creative Zone modes (p.20). : Tip or advice for better shooting. : Problem-solving advice. : Warning to prevent shooting problems. : Supplemental information.

(p.**) : Reference page numbers for more information.

Basic Assumptions
All operations explained in this manual assume that the power switch has already been set to <1> (p.27). It is assumed that all the menu settings and Custom Functions are set to the default. For explanatory purposes, the instructions show the camera attached with an EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens.

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Chapters
For first-time DSLR users, Chapters 1 and 2 explain the camera’s basic operations and shooting procedures.

Introduction
Camera basics.

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

Getting Started Basic Shooting and Image Playback
Fully automatic shooting for different subjects.

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Creative Shooting
Basic shooting features for specific types of subjects.

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Advanced Shooting
Advanced shooting features.

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Shooting with the LCD Monitor (Live View Shooting) Shooting Movies Handy Features
Convenient menu-based functions.

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Image Playback Printing Images Customizing the Camera Reference

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............ 50 3 Shooting Landscapes................................................................................................................. 44 2 Basic Shooting and Image Playback 45 1 Fully Automatic Shooting................................ 38 3 Menu Operations ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 3 Conventions Used in this Manual ... 10 Handling Precautions .......................... 36 Q Using the Quick Control Screen ........................ 12 Quick Start Guide ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 29 Selecting the Interface Language................. 14 Nomenclature ........................................................................................................................ 33 About the Lens Image Stabilizer........................................................................................................................................... 51 4 Shooting Close-ups ............................................................................... 24 Installing and Removing the Battery................. 55 x Image Playback......................................................... 52 5 Shooting Moving Subjects.............................................................................................................................................. 26 Turning on the Power .................................................................. 49 2 Shooting Portraits........................... 5 Contents at a Glance.......................................................... 35 Basic Operation ................................................................................................ 46 1 Full Auto Techniques.................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 42 Switching the LCD Monitor Display ................................................................................... 53 6 Shooting Portraits at Night ........ 27 Setting the Date and Time.................................................................................... 30 Installing and Removing the SD Card .......................................... 54 C Creative Auto Shooting ....... 4 Chapters ....................................................................................................................................................................................... 40 Formatting the Card........................................ 31 Attaching and Detaching a Lens ............................................................................... 16 1 Getting Started 23 Charging the Battery .................................... 58 6 ........... 48 7 Disabling Flash...............................Contents Introduction 2 Item Check List........................................

....................................................................................................................................................................................86 Oy Setting Exposure Compensation ...................................................................................................................................68 MF: Manual Focusing .....................................................................................................................................................................80 Depth of Field Preview ......................................................................................................................................................................................................Contents 3 Creative Shooting 59 d: Program AE..............................................................................................................................101 Auto Lighting Optimizer.............................99 2 White Balance Correction.............................................................................................................72 A Selecting a Picture Style ......................89 A Customizing a Picture Style ...........................................................70 j Using the Self-timer .71 Setting the Image-recording Quality.................................................62 D Using the Built-in Flash ................................................................................85 q Changing the Metering Mode..................................................................103 Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction .................................60 Z: Changing the ISO Speed ......87 Auto Exposure Bracketing..............................................75 4 Advanced Shooting 77 s: Action Shots ...............104 Preventing Camera Shake ......64 E: Changing the AF Mode ......106 7 .....66 S Selecting the AF Point ................................................................................................................................................................................82 a: Manual Exposure........................83 8: Automatic Depth-of-Field AE....97 A FE Lock.................96 A AE Lock .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................78 f: Changing the Depth of Field ................98 B: Setting the White Balance .............................................................................................................................................94 Setting the Color Space ...........................................................................................................................................91 A Registering a Picture Style........................................69 i Continuous Shooting ......................

................................................................................................................................................ 138 Setting the Auto Power-off Time.......................................... 140 Auto Rotation of Vertical Images ........................... 138 Silencing the Beeper ................................................................................................................................... 143 Reverting the Camera to the Default Settings................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 153 8 Image Playback 155 HI Searching for Images Quickly...................... 111 Using AF to Focus ................... 120 6 7 Shooting Movies 123 k Shooting Movies............. 108 Shooting Function Settings ...................................................................................................... 138 Setting the Image Review Time ............................................................................ 142 B Checking Camera Settings............. 146 Changing the Shooting Settings Screen Color...................................................................................................................................... 156 u/y Magnified View .............................. 151 Manual Sensor Cleaning .............................................................................................. 159 k Enjoying Movies ....................................................................... 162 X Editing the Movie’s First and Last Scenes .................................................................... 147 f Automatic Sensor Cleaning .............................................................................. 139 File Numbering Methods ................... 144 Preventing the LCD Monitor from Turning off Automatically ................................................................................................................................ 139 Adjusting the LCD Monitor Brightness .....................Contents 5 Shooting with the LCD Monitor (Live View Shooting) 107 A Shooting with the LCD Monitor ......................................................................................................... 130 Handy Features 137 Handy Features ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 150 Appending Dust Delete Data ................................................................. 160 k Playing Movies ........... 124 Shooting Function Settings .. 164 8 ........................ 138 Card Reminder .......... 158 b Rotating the Image .. 146 Setting the Flash ...... 113 Focusing Manually.....

.................................................................................................................................................208 Function Availability Table according to Shooting Modes................................................................................................178 Trimming the Image ............................................188 10 Customizing the Camera 189 Setting Custom Functions ...............................................................................................................165 Viewing the Images on TV ..........................202 Using a Household Power Outlet ...........................................171 B Shooting Information Display ...........................................................................................218 Error Codes.........225 Index ..........................................................................................167 K Protecting Images .....................199 11 Reference 201 When Autofocus Fails ...................................................192 Registering My Menu ...............................................................................................................Contents Slide Show (Auto Playback)......................................170 L Erasing Images .........................................198 Setting Copyright Information...190 Custom Function Settings ........................................................................................203 Remote Control Shooting.....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................210 Menu Settings ........................................................216 Troubleshooting Guide.................173 9 Printing Images 175 Preparing to Print ........................183 W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) .................................................................................................................................................185 Direct Printing with DPOF ..................176 wPrinting...............................................................................204 External Speedlites .....................................................................................237 End Pages: Quick Reference Guide and Software Start Guide 243 9 ......................................................................206 Using Eye-Fi Cards ..............................212 System Map .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................224 Specifications .........................................

84 (Bulb exposure) p.49 (7 Flash Off) p.80 (f Aperture-priority AE) p. 70 (i Continuous shooting) p. 64 (D Flash photography) p.75 (Selecting a Picture Style) 10 .71 (j Self-timer) p.Contents at a Glance Shooting Shoot automatically Shoot continuously p.108 (A Live View shooting) p. 62.50.124 (k Movie shooting) Take a picture of yourself in a group Freeze the action Blur the action Blur the background Keep the background in sharp focus Adjust the image brightness (exposure) Shoot in low light Shoot without flash Photograph fireworks at night Shoot while viewing the LCD monitor Shoot movies Image Quality Shoot with image effects matching the subject p.57 (Basic Zone modes) p.78 (s Shutter-priority AE) p.46.87 (Exposure compensation) p. 53.45 .

67 (AI Servo AF) Playback View the images with the camera Search for pictures quickly Prevent important images from accidental deletion Delete unnecessary images View the images on a TV set Set the LCD brightness p.58 (x Playback) p.72 (73.170 (K Image protect) p.53. 83.171 (L Delete) p.167 (Video OUT) p.156 (H Index display) p.72 (76.139 (LCD brightness) Printing Print pictures easily p. 86) Focusing Change the point of focus Shoot a moving subject p.68 (S AF point selection) p.175 (Direct printing) 11 . 1) p.Make a large-size print of the picture Take many pictures p.

If there is condensation. Do not leave the camera in excessive heat such as in a car in direct sunlight. To prevent condensation. well-ventilated location. Do not use cleaners that contain organic solvents to clean the camera body or lens. 12 . Also avoid using or leaving the camera near anything emitting strong radio waves such as a large antenna. wipe it with a well-wrung wet cloth. If the camera is suddenly brought in from the cold into a warm room. viewfinder. card and battery from the camera. Even while the camera is in storage. If you accidentally drop the camera into water. Avoid storing the camera where there are corrosive chemicals such as a darkroom or chemical lab. Use a blower to blow away dust on the lens. The camera contains precision electronic circuitry. condensation may form on the camera and internal parts. reflex mirror. Never leave the camera near anything having a strong magnetic field such as a magnet or electric motor.Handling Precautions Camera Care This camera is a precision instrument. promptly consult your nearest Canon Service Center. The camera is not waterproof and cannot be used underwater. remove the lens. This is to avoid damaging the camera. remove the battery and store the camera in a cool. and focusing screen. This is to prevent the contacts from corroding. have the camera checked by your Canon dealer or check the camera yourself and make sure it is working properly. and wait until the condensation has evaporated before using the camera. Do not drop it or subject it to physical shock. If condensation forms on the camera. Never attempt to disassemble the camera yourself. test all its functions before using it. first put the camera in a sealed plastic bag and let it adjust to the warmer temperature before taking it out of the bag. For stubborn dirt. If you have not used the camera for some time or if there is an important shoot coming up. press the shutter button a few times once in a while to check that the camera is still working. dry. Strong magnetic fields can cause camera misoperation or destroy image data. If the camera has been exposed to salty air. If the camera will not be used for an extended period. take the camera to the nearest Canon Service Center. do not use the camera. Wipe off any water droplets with a dry cloth. High temperatures can cause the camera to malfunction. Corroded contacts can cause camera misoperation. Do not touch the camera’s electrical contacts with your fingers. If the camera has not been used for an extended period.

dusty. physical shock. or wet the card. there might be a few dead pixels among the remaining 0. or vibration. having the sensor cleaned by a Canon Service Center is recommended. If the LCD monitor is left on for a prolonged period. Cards To protect the card and its recorded data. or humid locations. screen burn-in may occur where you see remnants of what was displayed. holding the hot camera for a long period can cause slight skin burns. are not a malfunction. Dead pixels displaying only black or red. in rare cases lubricant from the camera’s internal parts may adhere to the front of the sensor. In low or high temperatures. or magnet. or movie shooting for a prolonged period.. It will return to normal at room temperature. About smear adhering to the front of the sensor Besides dust entering the camera from outside.Handling Precautions LCD Monitor Although the LCD monitor is manufactured with very high precision technology with over 99. speakers. note the following: Do not drop. the camera may become hot. Do not store or use the card near anything having a strong magnetic field such as a TV set. Lens After detaching the lens from the camera.99% effective pixels. Although this is not a malfunction. Live View shooting. Also avoid places prone to having static electricity. etc. They do not affect the images recorded. attach the lens caps or put down the lens with the rear end up to avoid scratching the lens surface and electrical contacts. bend. However. this is only temporary and will disappear when the camera is left unused for a few days. Contacts Cautions During Prolonged Use If you use continuous shooting. Store the card in a case. In case visible spots still remain after the automatic sensor cleaning. Do not subject it to excessive force. the LCD monitor display may seem slow or it might look black. Do not leave the card in direct sunlight or near a heat source.01% or less pixels. 13 . Do not store the card in hot.

Attach the lens. (p.Quick Start Guide 1 2 3 4 5 14 White index Red index Insert the battery.31) With the card’s label facing you. see page 24.33) Open the slot cover and insert a card.27) When the LCD monitor displays the Date/Time setting screen. insert it into the slot. . Set the lens focus mode switch to <AF>. (p. (p.33) Align the lens’ white or red index with the camera’s index in the matching color.26) To charge the battery. (p. see page 29. (p. Set the power switch to <1>.

press the <x> button (p. on the LCD monitor. see page 107. (p.138) The captured image will be displayed for approx. see “Erasing Images” (p. Press the shutter button halfway.37) Press the shutter button completely to take the picture. (p. To delete an image. 2 sec. Take the picture.171).Quick Start Guide 6 7 8 9 Set the Mode Dial to <1> (Full Auto). and the camera will focus the subject. To shoot while looking at the LCD monitor. (p. If necessary. Review the picture.46) All the necessary camera settings will be set automatically.37) Look through the viewfinder and aim the viewfinder center over the subject. the built-in flash will popup automatically.58). (p. 15 . To display the image again. Focus the subject. The shooting settings displayed on the LCD monitor will turn off when your eye nears the viewfinder eyepiece.

Nomenclature
The names in bold indicate the parts mentioned up until the “Basic Shooting and Image Playback” section.
Mode Dial (p.20) Power switch (p.27) <Z> ISO speed setting button (p.62) <6> Main Dial (p.4) Shutter button (p.37) Built-in flash/AF-assist beam (p.64/147) EF Lens mount index (p.33) EF-S Lens mount index (p.33) Flash-sync contacts Hot shoe (p.206) <V> Focal plane mark (p.52) Strap mount (p.23) Red-eye reduction/ Self-timer lamp (p.65/71) Remote control sensor (p.106,204) Grip
Mirror (p.106,153)

Microphone (p.134) <D> Flash button (p.64)

Contacts (p.13) Lens mount Lens lock pin

Terminal cover Lens release button (p.34) Depth-of-field preview button (p.82)

External microphone IN terminal (p.134) Remote control terminal (p.205) Audio/video OUT/ Digital terminal (p.169,176) Body cap (p.33) HDMI mini OUT terminal (p.167)

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Nomenclature

Eyecup (p.205) Viewfinder eyepiece Display-off sensor (p.146)

Dioptric adjustment knob (p.36) <A> Live View shooting/ Movie shooting button (p.108/124) <A/I> AE lock/ FE lock button/ Index/Reduce button (p.97/98/156/158,183) <S/u> AF point selection/ Magnify button (p.68/158,183)

<B> Shooting settings display button (p.44,110,126, 143,173)

<M> Menu button (p.40) Speaker (p.162) Card slot cover (p.31)

LCD monitor (p.40,139)

<O> Aperture/ Exposure compensation button (p.83/87) Tripod socket <Q/l> Quick Control button/ Direct print button (p.38/181) <x> Playback button (p.58) <0> Setting button (p.40) <S> Cross keys (p.40) <WB> White balance selection button (p.99) <XA> Picture Style selection button (p.75) <Yi/Q> Drive mode selection button (p.70,71) <ZE> AF mode selection button (p.66) Card slot (p.31)

DC cord hole (p.203)

Access lamp (p.32) Battery compartment cover release lever (p.26) Battery compartment cover (p.26) <L> Erase button (p.171)

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Nomenclature

Shooting Settings Display
Exposure level indicator Exposure compensation amount (p.87) AEB range (p.89) Shutter speed Picture Style (p.75) Shooting mode Image-recording quality (p.72) 73 83 74 84 76 86 1 1+73 Large/Fine Large/Normal Medium/Fine Medium/Normal Small/Fine Small/Normal RAW RAW+Large/Fine Auto Lighting Optimizer (p.103) Drive mode (p.70,71) u Single shooting i Continuous shooting Q Self-timer/ Remote control l Self-timer:2 sec q Self-timer: Continuous Shots remaining Shots remaining during WB bracketing Self-timer countdown Bulb exposure time Metering mode (p.86) q Evaluative metering w Partial metering r Spot metering e Center-weighted average metering AF mode (p.66) X One-Shot AF 9 AI Focus AF Z AI Servo AF g Manual Focusing Aperture c Main Dial pointer (p.77) ISO speed (p.62) Flash exposure compensation (p.88) Highlight tone priority (p.194)

Quick Control icon (p.38) White balance (p.99) Q Auto W Daylight E Shade R Cloudy Y Tungsten light U White fluorescent light I Flash O Custom 2 White balance correction (p.101) B White balance bracketing (p.102) Eye-Fi transmission status* (p.208) Battery check (p.28) zxcn

* Displayed if an Eye-Fi card is used. The display will show only the settings currently applied.

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Nomenclature

Viewfinder Information
Spot metering circle Focusing screen AF point activation indicator < > AF points

<Z> ISO speed <2> White balance correction

<A> AE lock/ AEB in-progress

<o> Focus confirmation light Max. burst <0> Monochrome shooting ISO speed <A> Highlight tone priority Exposure level indicator Exposure compensation amount AEB range Red-eye reduction lamp-on indicator Aperture

<D> Flash-ready Improper FE lock warning <e> High-speed sync (FP flash) <d> FE lock/ FEB in-progress <y> Flash exposure compensation

Shutter speed FE lock (FEL) Busy (buSY) Built-in flash recycling (D buSY)

Card full warning (FuLL) Card error warning (Err) No card warning (Card)

The display will show only the settings currently applied.

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Nomenclature

Mode Dial The Mode Dial includes the Basic Zone modes, Creative Zone modes, and Movie shooting mode. Creative Zone These modes give you more control for shooting various subjects. d s a : Program AE (p.60) : Shutter-priority AE (p.78) : Manual exposure (p.83) AE (p.85)

f : Aperture-priority AE (p.80) 8: Automatic depth-of-field

Basic Zone All you do is press the shutter button. Fully-automatic shooting suiting the subject. 1: Full Auto (p.46) C: Creative Auto (p.55) Image Zone 7: Flash Off (p.49) 2 : Portrait (p.50) 3: Landscape (p.51) 4 : Close-up (p.52) 5: Sports (p.53) 6 : Night Portrait (p.54) k: Movie shooting (p.123)

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231) Image Stabilizer switch (p.33) Zoom ring (p.34) Distance scale Filter thread (front of lens) (p.120) Focus mode switch (p.35) Contacts (p.34) Focusing ring (p.231) Zoom ring (p.33) Contacts (p.34) Filter thread (front of lens) (p.Nomenclature Lens Lens without a distance scale Focusing ring (p.13) Lens mount index (p.13) Lens with a distance scale Hood mount (p.34) Hood mount (p.33) 21 .69.231) Focus mode switch (p.231) Zoom position index (p.35) Lens mount index (p.33) Zoom position index (p.120) Image Stabilizer switch (p.69.

24).Nomenclature Battery Charger LC-E8 Charger for Battery Pack LP-E8 (p. Battery pack slot Charge lamp Full-charge lamp Power plug This power unit is intended to be correctly orientated in a vertical or floor mount position. Charge lamp Full-charge lamp Battery pack slot Power cord Power cord socket 22 . Battery Charger LC-E8E Charger for Battery Pack LP-E8 (p.24).

205). Attaching the Strap Pass the end of the strap through the camera’s strap mount eyelet from the bottom. Then pass it through the strap’s buckle as shown in the illustration.Getting Started This chapter explains preparatory steps before you start shooting and basic camera operations. The eyepiece cover is also attached to the strap (p. 1 Eyepiece cover 23 . Pull the strap to take up any slack and make sure the strap will not loosen from the buckle.

When the battery is fully recharged.Charging the Battery 1 Remove the protective cover. follow the above procedure in reverse. For LC-E8 As shown by the arrow. It takes approx. 2 Attach the battery. the full-charge lamp will turn green. 2 hours to fully recharge a completely exhausted battery at 23°C / 73°F. recharging in low temperatures (6°C . flip out the battery charger’s prongs and insert the prongs into a power outlet.50°F) will take a longer time (up to 4 hours). As shown in the illustration. Recharging starts automatically and the charge lamp turns orange. For safety reasons. attach the battery securely. LC-E8 3 Recharge the battery. The time required to recharge the battery depends on the ambient temperature and battery’s charge level. For LC-E8E LC-E8E Connect the power cord to the charger and insert the plug into the power outlet.10°C / 43°F . To detach the battery. 24 .

detach it and unplug the charger from the power outlet. The Battery Pack LP-E8 is dedicated to Canon products only. The battery charger can also be used in foreign countries. If the battery is left in the camera for a prolonged period. Doing so can damage the battery charger. Storing the battery after it is fully charged can lower the battery’s performance. a small amount of power current is released. If the battery becomes exhausted quickly even after being fully charged. After recharging the battery. If necessary. Do not attach any portable voltage transformer to the battery charger. the battery has reached the end of its service life. Do not charge any battery other than the Battery Pack LP-E8. 25 . resulting in excess discharge and shorter battery life. Using it with an incompatible battery charger or product may result in malfunction or accidents for which Canon cannot be held liable. remove the battery.Charging the Battery Tips for Using the Battery and Charger Recharge the battery on the day before or on the day it is to be used. Even during storage. Purchase a new battery. a charged battery will gradually discharge and lose its power. The battery charger is compatible with a 100 V AC to 240 V AC 50/ 60 Hz power source. attach a commercially-available plug adapter for the respective country or region. Store the battery with the protective cover attached. When not using the camera.

Press the cover Removing the Battery Open the cover and remove the battery.Installing and Removing the Battery Installing the Battery Load a fully charged Battery Pack LP-E8 into the camera. 3 Close the cover. be sure to attach the protective cover to the battery. the hinge might break. the battery Insert the end with contacts. 26 . 1 Open the battery compartment cover. Slide the lever as shown by the arrow and open the cover. After opening the battery compartment cover. Press the battery release lever as shown by the arrow and remove the battery. be careful not to swing it back further. Otherwise. Insert the battery until it locks in place.until it snaps shut. 2 Insert the battery. To prevent short circuiting.

[Recording . About the Automatic Self-Cleaning Sensor Whenever you set the power switch to <1> or <2>. the <f> icon might not be displayed. This is normal and not a problem.Turning on the Power If the date/time setting screen appears when you turn on the power switch.37). 27 . If you repeatedly turn the power switch <1>/<2> at a short interval. If you set the power switch to <2> while an image is being recorded to the card.] will be displayed and the power will turn off after the card finishes recording the image.. Even during the sensor cleaning. <2> : The camera is turned off and does not operate. To turn on the camera again.37) to stop the sensor cleaning and take a picture. see page 29 to set the date/time. <1> : The camera turns on. During the sensor cleaning.139). the sensor cleaning will be executed automatically. the LCD monitor will display <f>. You can change the auto power-off time with the menu’s [5 Auto power off] setting (p. just press the shutter button halfway (p. the camera turns off automatically after about 30 seconds of non-operation. Set to this position when not using the camera. you can still shoot by pressing the shutter button halfway (p. About Auto Power Off To save battery power..

see page 109. 270 shots with 50% flash use. 400 shots The figures above are based on a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8. and CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) testing standards. For battery life with Live View shooting. x : Battery level is slightly down. Battery Life Temperature No Flash 50% Flash Use At 23°C / 73°F Approx. n : Battery must be recharged. • Often activating only the AF without taking a picture. c : Battery will be exhausted soon. no Live View shooting.Turning on the Power Checking the Battery Level When the power switch is set to <1>. The number of possible shots will decrease with any of the following operations: • Pressing the shutter button halfway for a prolonged period. the number of possible shots at 23°C / 73°F is approx. 440 shots At 0°C / 32°F Approx. 550 shots Approx. The Battery Grip BG-E8 approximately doubles the number of possible shots with two LP-E8 batteries installed. the number of possible shots may be lower. 470 shots without flash use and approx. 470 shots Approx. Depending on the lens used. the battery level will be indicated in one of four levels: z : Battery level is OK. 28 . With size-AA/LR6 alkaline batteries. The lens operation is powered by the camera’s battery. but adequate power remains. • Using the lens Image Stabilizer. • Using the LCD monitor often.

to select the the <U> key date or time number. Press <0> so <a> is displayed. If this happens. the date/time might be reset. The date/time set will start from when you press <0> in step 4.) setting. the Date/Time setting screen will appear. The date/time will be set. Under 2 Time]. Press the <M> button to return to the shooting settings display. Press then press <0>. Press the <V> key to set the number.3 Setting the Date and Time When you turn on the power for the first time or if the date/time has been reset. then press <0>. then press <0>. Note that the date/time appended to recorded images will be based on this date/time setting. Be sure to set the correct date/time. Press the <V> key to select [Date/ Time]. Follow steps 3 and 4 to set the date/time. 1 Display the menu. set the date/time again. 29 . select [Date/ Press the <U> key to select the [6] tab. the [6] tab. the 3 SetPress date and time. (Returns to b. 4 Exit the the <U> key to select [OK]. If you store the camera without the battery or if the camera’s battery becomes exhausted. Press the <M> button to display the menu.

select Press the <U> key to select the [6] tab. Press the <V> key to select [LanguageK] (the third item from the top). tab. The interface language will change. 30 . Press the <M> button to display the menu. then press <0>. Under the [6] 2 [LanguageK]. Press the <M> button to return to the shooting settings display.3 Selecting the Interface Language 1 Display the menu. then press <0>. the 3 SetPress desired language. the the <V> key to select language.

Installing the Card 1 Write protect switch Open the cover. the number of possible shots will be displayed on the LCD monitor. 3 Close the cover. the card.and slide it in the Close the cover direction shown by the arrow until it snaps shut. 2 Insertshown by the illustration. Make sure the card’s write protect switch is set upward to enable writing/erasing. Setting the [1 Release shutter without card] menu option to [Disable] will prevent you from forgetting to install a card (p. image-recording quality. face As the card’s label side toward you and insert it until it clicks in place. When you set the power switch to <1>. 31 . ISO speed. Possible shots The number of possible shots depends on the remaining capacity of the card. Slide the cover as shown by the arrow to open it.Installing and Removing the SD Card The captured images are recorded onto the card (sold separately).138). etc.

Do not touch the card’s contacts with your fingers or metal objects. then close the cover. When the access lamp is lit or blinking.42). then let go. If the card already contains recorded images. Check that “Recording.140). If the error persists. • Removing the battery. It may also damage the card or camera. it indicates that the images are being written to or read by the card. use a different card. 32 . transfer all the images and then format the card with the camera (p. Doing so may damage the image data.” is not displayed on the LCD monitor. the image number might not start from 0001 (p. Make sure the access lamp is off. or data is being transferred.Installing and Removing the SD Card Removing the Card 1 Access lamp Open the cover. Set the power switch to <2>. then open the cover. The card may then return to normal. • Shaking or banging the camera around. the 2 Remove pushcard. • Opening the card slot cover. While the access lamp is lit or blinking. never do any of the following. If you can transfer all the images in the card to a computer. Pull the card straight out. Gently in the The card will stick out.. card. remove and reinstall the card.. If a card-related error message is displayed on the LCD monitor. being erased.

2 Attach the lens’ red or white index with Align the the camera’s index matching the same color. 33 . When storing the camera without a lens attached. Remove the rear lens cap and the body cap by turning them as shown by the arrows. 4 Remove the front lens cap. Minimizing Dust When changing lenses. autofocus will not operate. Turn the lens as shown by the arrow until it snaps in place. switch If it is set to <MF> (manual focus).Attaching and Detaching a Lens Attaching a Lens 1 White index Remove the caps. Red index lens. be sure to attach the body cap to the camera. lens. do it in a place with minimal dust. set the focus mode 3 On the to <AF> (autofocus). Remove dust on the body cap before attaching it.

Turning the zoom ring after achieving focus may throw off the focus slightly. turn the zoom ring on the lens with your fingers. If the front part (focusing ring) of the lens rotates during autofocusing. do not touch the rotating part.6x.42 x 0. Detaching the Lens While pressing the lens release button.9 mm / 0.Attaching and Detaching a Lens About Zooming To zoom. Doing so may cause loss of vision. Image sensor size (22. Do not look at the sun directly through any lens. turn the lens as shown by the arrows.88 x 0. Attach the rear lens cap to the detached lens. it will look like the lens focal length is increased by 1. If you want to zoom. then detach it.59 in.) 34 .) 35mm image size (36 x 24 mm / 1. Turn the lens until it stops. Image Conversion Factor Since the image sensor size is smaller than the 35mm film format.3 x 14. do it before focusing.94 in.

6 IS lenses switch the IS mode automatically. Some IS lenses enable you to switch the IS mode manually to suit the shooting conditions. press the shutter button completely to take the picture. 35 . The Image Stabilizer will operate. camera shake is corrected to obtain a less blurred shot. 2 Press the shutter button halfway. The Image Stabilizer may not be effective for excessive shaking such as on a rocking boat. The procedure explained here is based on the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5. The Image Stabilizer can operate with the focus mode switch set to either <f> or <g>.5-5. 1 Set the IS switch to <1>. Set also the camera’s power switch to <1>.About the Lens Image Stabilizer When you use the IS lens’ built-in Image Stabilizer. However. The Image Stabilizer may not be effective if the subject moves at the time of exposure. * IS stands for Image Stabilizer.6 IS and EF-S 18-135mm f/3. If the camera is mounted on a tripod. picture. The Image Stabilizer is effective even when the camera is mounted on a monopod. you can save battery power by switching the IS switch to <2>.5-5.6 IS lens as an example. 3 Take thethe picture looks steady in the When viewfinder. the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.

If the camera’s dioptric adjustment still cannot provide a sharp viewfinder image. Press your arms and elbows lightly against the front of your body. hold the camera still to minimize camera shake. Press the camera against your face and look through the viewfinder. To maintain a stable stance. Hold the lens bottom with your left hand. Holding the Camera To obtain sharp images. place one foot in front of the other. To shoot while looking at the LCD monitor. 2. Turn the knob left or right until the nine AF points in the viewfinder look sharp.Basic Operation Adjusting the Viewfinder Clarity Turn the dioptric adjustment knob. using Dioptric Adjustment Lens E (10 types. 3. 6. 4. Horizontal shooting Vertical shooting 1. sold separately) is recommended. Wrap your right hand around the camera grip firmly. 5. see page 107. Press the shutter button lightly with your right hand’s index finger. 36 .

You can press the shutter button halfway. Preventing Camera Shake Hand-held camera movement during the moment of exposure is called camera shake. the camera will take a moment before it takes the picture. and image recording. • Press the shutter button halfway to autofocus.Basic Operation Shutter Button The shutter button has two steps. you can instantly go back to shooting-ready by pressing the shutter button halfway. To prevent camera shake. If you press the shutter button completely without pressing it halfway first or if you press the shutter button halfway and then press it completely immediately. Pressing completely This releases the shutter and takes the picture. Then you can further press the shutter button completely. The exposure setting (shutter speed and aperture) is displayed in the viewfinder (0). 37 . It can cause blurred pictures. note the following: • Hold and steady the camera as shown on the previous page. then slowly press the shutter button completely. Even during the menu display. image playback. Pressing halfway This activates autofocusing and automatic exposure metering that sets the shutter speed and aperture.

press the <Q> button. In the Basic Zone modes (except C). This is called the Quick Control screen. you can select certain drive modes (p. When the shooting settings are displayed. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting. The selected function is displayed on the screen’s bottom. The Quick Control screen will activate (7). 38 . Basic Zone modes Creative Zone modes picture. 3 Take thethe shutter button completely to Press take the picture. 1 Display the Quick Control screen.72). the 2 SetPress desired setting.70) and the imagerecording quality (p.Q Using the Quick Control Screen You can directly select and set the shooting functions displayed on the LCD monitor. the the <S> key to select function to be set.

78) Exposure compensation/ AEB setting (p. You can also press the <U> key to change the setting. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting.194) Flash exposure compensation (p.75) White balance (p. <0> 39 . Function Setting Display On the Quick Control screen.66) Asterisked functions cannot be set with the Quick Control screen.103) Drive mode (p.89) Shooting mode* (p.70) Metering mode (p.80) Shutter speed (p.20) Image-recording quality (p.99) ISO speed (p. Press <0> to finalize the setting and return to the Quick Control screen. The respective setting screen will then appear (except for the shutter speed and aperture). select the function and press <0>.88) Auto Lighting Optimizer (p.62) Highlight tone priority* (p.86) AF mode (p.72) Picture Style (p.Q Using the Quick Control Screen Quick Control Screen Nomenclature Aperture (p.

and <0> button on the camera back. the tabs and menu options displayed will be different. <M> button <0> button LCD monitor <S> Cross keys Menu Screen Basic Zone modes Movie shooting mode * In Basic Zone modes and Movie shooting mode. While looking at the LCD monitor. date/time.3 Menu Operations You can set various functions with the menus such as the image-recording quality. etc. use the <M> button. <S> cross keys. Creative Zone modes 3 Playback 1 Shooting Tab 5 Set-up 9 My Menu Menu settings Menu items 40 .

tab.or <U> key to Press the <V> select the desired setting.3 Menu Operations Menu Setting Procedure 1 Display the menu. A list of menu functions is on page 212. 5 SetPress desired set it. 3 Select the desiredkey to select the Press the <V> item. Press You can also turn the <6> dial to select a tab. 2 Select athe <U> key to select a tab. The explanation of menu functions hereinafter assumes that you have pressed the <M> button to display the menu screen. Press the <M> button to display the menu.) The current setting is indicated in blue. the setting. item. 4 Select the setting. (Some settings require you to press either the <V> or <U> key to select it. 41 . 6 Exit the the <M> button to return Press to the shooting settings display. <0> to setting. then press <0>.

press the <L> button to checkmark [Low level format] with <X>.3 Formatting the Card If the card is new or was previously formatted by another camera or computer. then The card will be formatted. all images and data in the card will be erased. For low-level formatting. so make sure there is nothing you need to keep. then select [OK]. Select [OK]. transfer the images to a computer. When the card is formatted. before formatting the card. format the card with the camera. 2 Format the card. Under the [5] tab. Even protected images will be erased. the menu will reappear. press <0>. When the formatting is completed. If necessary. then press <0>. etc.. select [Format]. 42 . 1 Select [Format].

the formatting will take slightly longer than normal formatting. Be aware of this when selling or discarding the card. The actual data is not completely erased. The card capacity displayed on the card format screen might be smaller than the capacity indicated on the card. Then format the card with the camera. The card was formatted by a different camera or a computer. This device incorporates exFAT technology licensed from Microsoft. A card-related error is displayed (p. You can stop the low-level formatting by selecting [Cancel]. the software in the card must be installed in your computer.3 Formatting the Card Execute [Format] in the following cases: The card is new. Even in this case. execute low-level formatting or destroy the card physically to prevent the data from being leaked. When discarding the card. Before using a new Eye-Fi card. Since low-level formatting will erase all recordable sectors in the card. only the file management information is changed. When the card is formatted or data is erased. 43 . normal formatting will have been completed and you can use the card as usual. About Low-level Formatting Do low-level formatting if the card’s recording or reading speed seems slow. The card is full with images or data.224).

If this happens. Press the button again to return to the previous screen. you can instantly return to the shooting settings screen (shown above) and shoot by pressing the shutter button halfway. Pressing the <B> button turns the display on or off.17. take the camera away from the fluorescent light. the LCD monitor might not turn off automatically. press the <B> button to turn off the monitor. While the menu screen or image is displayed as shown below. menu screen. the display-off sensor (p. Appears when you press the <x> button. If you look at the viewfinder while wearing sunglasses. Menu Functions Captured Image Appears when you press the <M> button. 146) turns off the LCD monitor automatically. The LCD monitor turns on again when your eye leaves the viewfinder eyepiece. Press the button again to return to the previous screen. When your eye nears the viewfinder eyepiece. This prevents the bright LCD monitor from interfering with your view. Shooting Settings Displayed when the camera is turned on. If a fluorescent light is nearby. 44 . etc. the LCD monitor might turn off. image.Switching the LCD Monitor Display The LCD monitor can display the shooting settings screen. In such a case.

Also.Basic Shooting and Image Playback This chapter explains how to use the Basic Zone modes on the Mode Dial for best results and how to playback images. major shooting settings cannot be changed in the fully-automatic modes. With the Basic Zone modes. The settings (functions set automatically) which cannot be set by the user are grayed out. all you do is point and shoot and the camera sets everything automatically (p. to prevent botched pictures due to mistaken operations. 2 About the Auto Lighting Optimizer In the Basic Zone modes.210). the Auto Lighting Optimizer will adjust the image automatically to obtain the optimum brightness and contrast. Ba si cZ one 45 .103). It is also enabled by default in the Creative Zone modes (p.

Focus confirmation light picture. halfway. The captured image will be displayed for about 2 sec. If the built-in flash has popped up. 3 Focus the subject. 4 Take thethe shutter button completely to Press take the picture. 46 . The dot inside the AF point achieving focus flashes briefly in red. and Press the shutter button the lens will adjust the focus. the beeper will sound and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will light.1 Fully Automatic Shooting 1 AF point Set the Mode Dial to <1>. and generally the closest object will be focused. you can push it back down with your fingers. the built-in flash will popup automatically. Aiming the center AF point over the subject will make focusing easier. 2 Aim any AF point over the subject. on the LCD monitor. All the AF points will be used to focus. At the same time. If necessary.

1 Fully Automatic Shooting

FAQ
The focus confirmation light <o> blinks and focus is not achieved. Aim the AF point over an area having good contrast, then press the shutter button halfway (p.202). If you are too close to the subject, move away and try again. Sometimes multiple AF points flash simultaneously. This indicates that focus has been achieved at all those AF points. When the AF point covering the desired subject flashes, take the picture. The beeper continues to beep softly. (The focus confirmation light <o> does not light.) It indicates that the camera is focusing continuously on a moving subject. (The focus confirmation light <o> does not light.) While the beeper is beeping, you can press the shutter button completely to shoot a moving subject in focus. Pressing the shutter button halfway does not focus the subject. When the focus mode switch on the lens is set to <MF> (Manual Focus), the camera does not focus. Set the focus mode switch to <AF> (Auto Focus). Although it is daylight, the flash popped up. For a backlit subject, the flash may pop up to help reduce the subject’s dark shadow. In low light, the built-in flash fired a series of flashes. Pressing the shutter button halfway may trigger the built-in flash to fire a series of flashes to assist autofocusing. This is called AF-assist beam. It is effective up to approx. 4 meters/13.1 feet away. Although flash was used, the picture came out dark. The subject was too far away. The subject should be within 5 meters/16.4 feet from the camera. When flash was used, the bottom part of the picture came out unnaturally dark. The subject was too close to the camera, and a shadow was created by the lens barrel. The subject should be at least 1 meter/3.3 feet away from the camera. If a hood has been attached to the lens, remove it before taking the flash picture.

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Recomposing the Shot

Depending on the scene, position the subject toward the left or right to create a balanced background and good perspective. In the <1> (Full Auto) mode, while you press the shutter button halfway to focus a still subject, the focus will be locked. You can then recompose the shot and press the shutter button completely to take the picture. This is called “focus lock”. Focus lock is also possible in other Basic Zone modes (except <5> Sports).

Shooting a Moving Subject

In the <1> (Full Auto) mode, if the subject moves (distance to camera changes) during or after you focus, AI Servo AF will take effect to focus the subject continuously. As long as you keep aiming the AF point on the subject while pressing the shutter button halfway, the focusing will be continuous. When you want to take the picture, press the shutter button completely.

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7 Disabling Flash
In places where flash photography is prohibited, use the <7> (Flash Off) mode. This mode is also effective for candlelight scenes when you want to capture the ambient light.

Shooting Tips
If the numeric display in the viewfinder blinks, take care to prevent camera shake. Under low light when camera shake is prone to occur, the viewfinder’s shutter speed display will blink. Hold the camera steady or use a tripod. When using a zoom lens, use the wide-angle end to reduce blur caused by camera shake. Taking portraits without flash. Under low light, the person must not move until the picture is taken. If the person moves during the exposure, he or she might look blurred in the picture.

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The <2> (Portrait) mode blurs the background to make the human subject stand out. It also makes flesh tones and the hair look softer than with the <1> (Full Auto) mode.

Shooting Tips
The farther the distance between the subject and background, the better. The further the distance between the subject and background, the more blurred the background will look. The subject will also stand out better in front of a plain, dark background. Use a telephoto lens. If you have a zoom lens, use the telephoto end to fill the frame with the subject from the waist up. Move in closer if necessary. Focus the face. Check that the AF point covering the face flashes in red.

If you hold down the shutter button, you can shoot continuously to obtain different poses and facial expressions. (max. approx. 3.7 shots/sec.) If necessary, the built-in flash will pop up automatically.

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Use the <3> (Landscape) mode for wide scenery, night scenes, or to have everything in focus from near to far. The greens and blues also become more vivid and sharper than with <1> (Full Auto).

Shooting Tips
With a zoom lens, use the wide-angle end. When using the wide-angle end of a zoom lens, objects near and far will be in focus better than at the telephoto end. It also adds breadth to landscapes. Shooting night scenes. Since the built-in flash will be disabled, this mode <3> is also good for night scenes. Use a tripod to prevent camera shake. If you want to photograph a person against a night scene, set the Mode Dial to <6> (Night Portrait) and use a tripod (p.54).

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Under low light. etc. To make small things appear much larger. The lens minimum focusing distance is measured from the <V> (focal plane) mark on the camera to the subject. If you have a zoom lens.4 Shooting Close-ups When you want to photograph flowers or small things up close. stand out better. use the telephoto end. Shooting Tips Use a simple background.8ft>. With a zoom lens. use the <4> (Close-up) mode.. Check the lens for its minimum focusing distance. the focus confirmation light <o> will blink. If you are too close to the subject and the bottom of the picture looks dark. the built-in flash will fire. use a macro lens (sold separately). A simple background makes the flower. 52 . Some lenses have indications such as <40.25m/0. move away from the subject. If you are too close to the subject. using the telephoto end will make the subject look larger. Move to the subject as close as possible.

approx. the focus confirmation light <o> will blink. 53 .5 Shooting Moving Subjects To photograph a moving subject. Using a telephoto lens is recommended so you can shoot from afar. During autofocusing. If you hold down the shutter button. whether it is a child running or a moving vehicle. When you want to take the picture. Aim the center AF point over the subject. Use the center AF point to focus. continuous shooting (max. then press the shutter button halfway to auto focus. the viewfinder’s shutter speed display on the bottom left will blink. Shooting Tips Use a telephoto lens.7 shots per sec. Hold the camera steady and shoot. the beeper will continue beeping softly. 3. use the <5> (Sports) mode. press the shutter button completely.) and autofocusing will take effect. If focus cannot be achieved. Under low light when camera shake is prone to occur.

Keep the person within 5 meters/16. the self-timer lamp will light briefly when the picture is taken. Tell the subject to keep still even after the flash fires. If the self-timer is also used. The effective distance of the built-in flash is 5 meters/16.4 feet from the camera. the built-in flash will fire automatically to obtain a good exposure of the person. Shooting Tips Use a wide-angle lens and a tripod. use a tripod to prevent camera shake. 54 . shooting also with <1> (Full Auto) is recommended. Shoot also with <1> (Full Auto). Also. use the wide-angle end to obtain a wide night view. use the <6> (Night Portrait) mode. Under low light. When using a zoom lens.6 Shooting Portraits at Night To shoot someone at night and obtain a natural-looking exposure in the background. Since camera shake is prone to occur with night shots.4 feet from the camera.

selftimer and remote control settings will be retained. the 3 SetPress desired setting. the the <S> key to select function to be set. see page 56-57. For details about each function. Press the shutter button halfway to return to the screen in step 2. color tone (Picture Style). * CA stands for Creative Auto. The Creative Auto screen appears on the LCD monitor. If you change the shooting mode or if the power turns off via auto power off (p. to select You can <S> key the function (7). 55 . 4 Take thethe shutter button completely to Press take the picture. The default settings are the same as the <1> (Full Auto) mode. picture. However. depth of field. the image-recording quality. A brief description of the selected function is displayed on the screen’s bottom. <Q> 2 Press the use thebutton. the Creative Auto settings will revert to the default. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting.139) or by the power switch being set to <2>. whereas the <C> Creative Auto mode enables you to easily change the picture’s brightness. 1 Set the Mode Dial to <C>.C Creative Auto Shooting Basic Zone modes except <C> (Creative Auto) take care of everything. etc.

the background will look more blurred. <D> (Flash on). the picture will look darker.C Creative Auto Shooting Shutter speed and aperture (1) (2) (3) (4) (6) (5) Possible shots Battery check (1) Flash firing <a> (Auto flash). the background might not look so blurred. see “Shooting Portraits” on page 50. or <b> (Flash off) can be selected. the background will look more in focus. When flash is used. If you move it toward the right. see “Disabling Flash” on page 49. (3) Adjusting the picture brightness If you move the index mark toward the left. If you set <b> (Flash off). This setting cannot be set (grayed out) while the built-in flash is popped up. the picture will look brighter. Depending on the lens and shooting conditions. 56 . it will not be applied. (2) Blurring/sharpening the background If you move the index mark toward the left. If you want to blur the background. If you move it toward the right.

C Creative Auto Shooting (4) Image effects Besides the standard image effect. you can set it for portraits. <V> (Monochrome image): Creates black-and-white photos. landscapes. (6) Image-recording quality To set the image-recording quality. (p. Press the <V> key to set the number of multiple shots (2 to 10) to be taken with the selftimer. you can display the [Quality] selection screen and set the same settings. and self-timer shooting <i> (Continuous shooting): Shoot continuously at a maximum of about 3. continuous. <q> (Self-timer:Continuous): After 10 sec. <Q> (Self-timer/Remote control): See the “Using the Self-timer” note ( ) on p. the set number of shots is taken continuously. <R> (Vivid blues and greens): For impressive landscapes. 57 ..204). By pressing <0>.75: Picture Style) <P> (Standard): Standard image effect applicable to most scenes. (5) Single. <Q> (Smooth skin tones): Effective for close-ups of women or children. Remote control shooting is also possible (p. you can display the [Drive mode] selection screen and set the same settings.7 frames per second (fps). or black-and-white photos. * By pressing <0>. see “Setting the Image-recording Quality” on page 72-74.71.

1 Playback the image.x Image Playback The easiest way to playback images is explained below. With no information displayed Basic information displayed Histogram display Detailed information display image playback. 58 . press the <Y> key. To view images starting with the first (oldest) image. the last captured image will be displayed. For more details on the playback procedure. see page 155. image. press the <Z> key. the display format will change. 3 Exit the the <x> button to exit the Press image playback and return to the shooting settings display. 2 Select theimages starting with the last To view image. Each time you press the <B> button. When you press the <x> button.

the camera sets the shutter speed and aperture automatically to obtain a standard exposure. * AE stands for Auto Exposure.Creative Shooting In the Basic Zone modes. most functions are set automatically and cannot be changed. In the <d> (Program AE) mode. * <d> stands for Program. 3 59 . you can set various functions and be more creative. to prevent spoiled shots. The difference between the Basic Zone modes and <d> is explained on page 210. In the <d> (Program AE) mode.

2 Focus the subject. Look through the viewfinder and aim the selected AF point over the subject. and press the Compose the shot shutter button completely. This is called Program AE. The dot inside the AF point achieving focus flashes briefly in red. 4 Take the picture. The shutter speed and aperture will be set automatically and displayed in the viewfinder. 1 Set the Mode Dial to <d>. 60 .d: Program AE To obtain a good exposure of the subject. the camera sets the exposure (shutter speed and aperture) automatically. Then press the shutter button halfway. and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder’s bottom right lights (with One Shot AF + automatic AF point selection). A correct exposure will be obtained as long as the shutter speed and aperture display do not blink. 3 Check the shutter speed and aperture display.

Program shift is not possible with flash. the shutter speed and aperture display will blink when you press the shutter button halfway. In low light (30" 3. many functions such the AF mode. the program shift will be canceled.d: Program AE Shooting Tips Change the ISO speed or use the built-in flash. drive mode. and built-in flash are set automatically to prevent spoiled shots. You can freely set the AF mode.210). In bright light (4000 22).62) or use the built-in flash (p. In the <d> mode. drive mode. press the <I> (Flash) button to pop up the built-in flash. decrease the ISO speed. as shown in the figure. The functions you can set are limited. you can change the ISO speed (p. turn the <6> dial to change the shutter speed and aperture setting combination (program).64). 61 . built-in flash.5). To match the subject and ambient lighting level. In very low light or very bright light. The program can be shifted. the built-in flash will not fire automatically.62) or use flash (p. Differences Between <d> and <1> (Full Auto) With <1>.64). and other functions (p. After you take the picture. only the shutter speed and aperture are set automatically. With <d>. So under low light. (Program shift) After pressing the shutter button halfway. either increase the ISO speed (p.

400 400 .) may appear. 62 .6400. the farther the flash range will be (p. When you shoot at high ISO speeds. “H” (equivalent to ISO 12800) can also be set (p. the ISO speed will be set automatically (p. In the Basic Zone modes. the settable ISO speed range will be ISO 200 . Using a high ISO speed or shooting in high-temperature conditions may result in more grainy images. if [Highlight tone priority] is set to [1: Enable].64). H Shooting Situation (No flash) Sunny outdoors Overcast skies or evening time Dark indoors or night Flash Range The higher the ISO speed. In the [7 Custom Functions (C. (9) [ISO speed] will appear. You can also set the ISO speed in the viewfinder while turning the <6> dial.63). With “AUTO” selected. 2 SetTurn the <6> dial or press the <U> key to select the ISO speed.6400 (p. Long exposures can also cause irregular colors in the image.192).63).194). if [ISO expansion] is set to [1: On]. the ISO speed is set automatically (p.Z: Changing the ISO SpeedN Set the ISO speed (image sensor’s sensitivity to light) to suit the ambient light level. noise (banding. 1 Press the <Z> button. dots of light.Fn)] menu.Fn)] menu. the ISO speed. etc. ISO Speed Guide ISO Speed 100 . In the [7 Custom Functions (C.1600 1600 .

the ISO speed will be displayed in whole-stop increments of 100. 400. *3: In the <d/8> modes and Basic Zone modes <except 6>. 800. When “AUTO” is set. then press <0>.6400*1 Fixed at ISO 100 Fixed at ISO 400*2*3 *1: Depending on the maximum ISO speed that has been set. 63 . then press <0>. the actual ISO speed may be set more precisely. the ISO speed will be set within this range. Under the [y] tab. Select the ISO speed. As indicated below.Z: Changing the ISO SpeedN About “AUTO” for Automatic ISO Speed If the ISO speed is set to “AUTO”. in the image’s shooting information. Therefore.3200 Automatically set within ISO 100 . Shooting Mode 1/7/3/4/5/6/C d/s/f/a/8 2 With flash ISO Speed Setting Automatically set within ISO 100 . 1600. *2: If fill flash results in overexposure. you can set the maximum ISO speed within ISO 400 6400. If the maximum ISO speed has been set to [400] or [800]. select [ISO Auto]. the actual ISO speed to be set will be displayed when you press the shutter button halfway. you may find an ISO speed like 125 or 640 displayed as the ISO speed. or 3200. 3 Setting the Maximum ISO Speed for Auto ISON For Auto ISO. ISO 400 1600 will be set automatically if bounce flash is used with an external Speedlite. the ISO speed will be set automatically to suit the shooting mode. 200. ISO 100 or a higher ISO will be set. However.

Effective Flash Range ISO Speed 100 200 400/AUTO 800 1600 3200 6400 H: 12800 Wide Angle 1 .5 .5 / 3.5 .138 [Approx.5 / 3.5 / 3.5 . In Creative Zone modes.17 1 . low light. .5 .30 / 3.61 1 . button halfway. “DbuSY” is displayed in the viewfinder.11 / 3.5 .6 IS lens / EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5 / 3.86 EF-S 18-55mm f/3.4.69 1 .22 1 .13 / 3.5-5.6.43 1 . or backlit conditions in daylight.5 .3. the flash will fire for the picture.5 / 3.24 1 . 1 Press the <D> button.7.5 .15 / 3. the shutter speed (1/60 sec.42 / 3.5 1 .5-5. just pop up the built-in flash and press the shutter button to take flash pictures.49 1 .9.5 . picture.1/200 sec.5 / 3.12 1 .3.11 1 .6 IS lens 64 .5 .19 / 3.15 1 .5 / 3.5 .5 . In the <d> mode.5 .7.31 1 .5 .5 . While the flash is recycling.21 / 3.34 1 .5 . in meters / feet] Telephoto 1 .D Using the Built-in Flash In indoors.) will be set automatically to prevent camera shake.5 . and [BUSYD] is displayed on the LCD monitor.5 / 3.2.5. 2 Press the shutterof the viewfinder. you can press the <D> button anytime to take flash pictures. In the bottom left check that the <D> icon is lit.97 1 . 3 Take thefocus is achieved and you When press the shutter button completely.26 / 3.

]. Red-eye reduction will work in any shooting mode except <7> <3> <5> <k>. select [Red-eye reduc. you can extend the flash range. decrease the ISO speed. check the image on the LCD monitor to make sure the flash exposure looks good (not dark at the bottom). 3 Using Red-eye Reduction Using the red-eye reduction lamp before taking a flash picture can reduce red eye.D Using the Built-in Flash Shooting Tips If the subject is far away. then press <0>. then press <0>. when the room is well lit. The red-eye reduction feature is most effective when the subject looks at the red-eye reduction lamp. The effectiveness of red-eye reduction varies depending on the subject. For flash photography. the red-eye reduction lamp will light. the bottom of the picture might look dark due to the obstructed flash. or when you go closer to the subject. the viewfinder display on the bottom will gradually turn off. Under the [1] tab. when you press the shutter button halfway. Then when you press the shutter button completely. When you press the shutter button halfway. If the lens has a hood attached or you are too close to the subject. For best results. In bright light. the picture will be taken. Detach the lens hood and keep at least 1 meter/3.3 feet away from the subject. take the picture after this display turns off. 65 . increase the ISO speed. If the exposure setting in the viewfinder blinks. By increasing the ISO speed. Select [Enable]. For important shots. decrease the ISO speed.

66 . Aim the AF point over the subject and press the shutter button halfway. When you press the shutter button halfway. to select the AF Press the <U> key mode. In the Basic Zone modes. the optimum AF mode is set automatically. set the focus mode switch to <AF>. The camera will then autofocus in the selected AF mode. When focus is achieved.86). While you hold down the shutter button halfway. 2 Press mode] will appear. 1 On the lens.E: Changing the AF ModeN You can select the AF mode suiting the shooting conditions or subject. the camera will focus only once. 4 Focus the subject. then press <0>. One-Shot AF for Still Subjects Suited for still subjects. [AF 3 Select the AF mode. the exposure setting will be set at the same time focus is achieved. and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will also light. the focus will be locked. You can then recompose the shot if desired. the dot inside the AF point achieving focus lights briefly in red. With evaluative metering (p. the <ZE> button.

67 . With AI Servo AF. if the subject moves away from the center AF point. a picture cannot be taken even if the shutter button is pressed completely. During autofocusing. After the subject is focused in the One-Shot AF mode. When the AF point selection (p. Or see “When Autofocus Fails” (p. If this occurs. the beeper will sound softly. If the [1 Beep] menu is set to [Disable]. if the subject starts moving. The exposure is set at the moment the picture is taken. the beeper will not sound when focus is achieved. the beeper will not sound even when focus is achieved. When focus is achieved in the AI Focus AF mode with the Servo mode active. However. the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will not light. Also. AI Focus AF for Automatic Switching of AF Mode AI Focus AF switches the AF mode from One-Shot AF to AI Servo AF automatically if the still subject starts moving. the camera first uses the center AF point to focus. Recompose the picture and try to focus again. AI Servo AF for Moving Subjects This AF mode is for moving subjects when the focusing distance keeps changing. While you hold down the shutter button halfway.E: Changing the AF ModeN If focus cannot be achieved.202). the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will blink. the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will not light. the camera will detect the movement and change the AF mode automatically to AI Servo AF.68) is automatic. the subject will be focused continuously. focus tracking continues as long as the subject is covered by another AF point.

With the <d> (Program AE). 3 Focus the selected AF point over the Aim subject and press the shutter button halfway to focus. (9) The selected AF point will be displayed on the LCD monitor and in the viewfinder. While looking at the viewfinder. the subject. 68 . When all AF points light up. the camera sometimes may not focus the subject you want. all the AF points are active. and <a> modes. you can select one AF point to focus where you want. 2 Select the AF point. <f>.S Selecting the AF PointN In the Basic Zone modes.to select the AF Press the <S> key point. Therefore. <s>. you can select the AF point by turning the <6> dial until the desired AF point lights in red. automatic AF point selection will be set. 1 Press the <S> button. the AF point covering the closest subject will be selected to focus. Generally. Pressing <0> toggles the AF point selection between the center AF point and automatic AF point selection.

with a fast lens from f/1. the beeper sounds. set the camera to automatic AF point selection and AI Servo AF. lens focusing Focus by turning the Focusing ring ring until the subject looks sharp in the viewfinder. If it is difficult to focus. you can then recompose and the face will remain sharp. If the subject moves away from the center AF point.S Selecting the AF PointN Shooting Tips When shooting a portrait up close. high-precision focusing is possible with the center AF point. and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will light. If you focus the eyes first. the AF point achieving focus flashes in red briefly.8.0 to f/2. the other AF points will continue to focustrack the subject automatically. MF: Manual Focusing 1 Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF>. If you press the shutter button halfway during manual focusing. use One-Shot AF and focus the eyes. Also. To make it easier to focus a moving subject. 2 Focus the subject. select and use the center AF point. 69 . First use the center AF point to focus. The center AF point is the most sensitive among the nine AF points.

the camera will focus only once during continuous shooting. Flash can also be used.193) is set to [2: Strong]. If the [7 Custom Functions (C. the maximum continuous shooting burst will greatly decrease. • For moving subject When AI Servo AF is set. the continuous shooting speed may become slightly slower depending on the subject and the lens used. • For still subjects When One-Shot AF is set. 70 . the continuous shooting speed will be slower.7 shots per sec. Press the <U> then press <0>.i Continuous ShootingN You can shoot up to about 3. 2 Select <i>. The camera shoots continuously while you hold down the shutter button fully.Fn)] menu’s [High ISO speed noise reduction] (p. focusing will be continuous during continuous shooting. 1 Press the <YiQ> button. In AI Servo AF mode. Shooting Tips Also set the AF mode matching the subject. Since the flash will require recycling time. This is effective for shooting a child running toward you or capturing the different facial expressions. key to select <i>. 3 Take the picture. The continuous shooting speed might also decrease indoors and under low light.

205). it may throw off the exposure. When using the self-timer to shoot only yourself.204) l: 2-sec. 3 Take the picture.j Using the Self-timer 1 Press the <YiQ> button. You can check the self-timer operation with the self-timer lamp.106) q: 10-sec.58). focus the subject. to select the Press the <U> key desired self-timer. you should check the image for proper focus and exposure (p. 71 . Q: 10-sec. and countdown display (in seconds) on the LCD monitor. With <q>.48) on an object at about the same distance as where you will stand. (p. self-timer plus continuous shots Press the <V> key to set the number of multiple shots (2 to 10) to be taken with the self-timer. To cancel the self-timer after it starts. If stray light enters the viewfinder when the picture is taken. Two seconds before the picture is taken. Look through the viewfinder. press the <YiQ> button. the interval between the multiple shots may be prolonged depending on the shooting functions settings such as the image-recording quality or flash. use focus lock (p. then press <0>. self-timerN (p. attach the eyepiece cover (p. self-timer The remote control can also be used. the self-timer lamp will stay on and the beeper will sound faster. After taking self-timer shots. beeper. 2 Select the self-timer. then press the shutter button completely. If you will not look through the viewfinder when you press the shutter button.

then press <0>. Guide to Image-recording Quality Settings (Approx. select [Quality].2 1.5M) Approx.0 megapixels (8M) Approx.3 Setting the Image-recording Quality You can select the number of megapixels to record (approx. 2 Selectyour reference.2 3.9 megapixels (18M) File Size (MB) 6.7 2. card brand. and other settings. and maximum burst will vary depending on the subject. ISO 100. number of possible shots.5 24.0.1 24. 1 Select [Quality]. Select the desired quality. 4.9.4 1. 8. 8. the image-recording quality. and Standard Picture Style. or 4. then press <0>.9 megapixels (18M) Approx.4 3.) Quality 73 83 74 84 76 86 1 1+73 High quality Pixels Recorded Approx.5+6.5 megapixels) and the image quality. and the number of possible shots [***] will be displayed.4 Possible Maximum Shots Burst 570 1120 1070 2100 1670 3180 150 110 34 1120 1070 2100 1670 3180 6 3 Medium quality JPEG Low quality High quality * Based on Canon’s testing standards with a 4GB card. 72 . image size in pixels (****x****). ISO speed. [Quality] will appear. 17. Custom Functions. 17.5 megapixels (4. 17. * The file size. the respective For quality’s megapixel count (***M). Under the [1] tab.

3in. When should I use 1? 1 images require processing with your computer.5x11. What’s the difference between 7 and 8? It indicates a different image quality due to a different compression rate. 73 .7in. If A3 (42x29. the images will be in the JPEG type commonly used in digital cameras. The number of possible shots displayed is only an estimate.8x12.7x8.9.8x10cm/5. If 8 is selected. the 7 image has higher image quality. selecting a 73 higher quality (more pixels) such as 73. you may be able to take more shots than was indicated. 83 A4 (29.7cm/7. it might be fewer than indicated. but more images can be saved to the card. or 1+73 is recommended.) you want to crop the image. 14. Or.0in. 1.7cm/16. Other than 1. any number higher than 9 will be displayed only as “9. I took more shots than the number of possible shots indicated.0x5. Be careful not to shoot without a card in the camera.8x3. Depending on the shooting conditions. Refer to the diagram on the left when Paper size choosing the image-recording quality. see “About 1” and “About 1+73” on the next page. Since it is only a single-digit indicator 0 . 11.3 Setting the Image-recording Quality FAQ I want to select the image-recording quality matching the paper size for printing.” Note that this number will also be displayed even when no card is installed in the camera. Even with the same number of pixels. the image quality will be slightly lower.9in.) 76 86 74 84 1+73 17.7x21cm/ 1 83. For details. Does the camera display the maximum burst? The maximum burst is displayed in the viewfinder’s right side.

(Noise may be noticeable in the images. Although 1 images require software like Digital Photo Professional (provided) so they can be displayed on the computer. CR2 0001 . 73 images can be viewed or printed even with a computer which does not have the camera’s provided software. Commercially-available software might not be able to display RAW images. About 1+73 1+73 records both a 1 and 73 image with a single shot. 1 image 73 image File number 0001 .CR2 for RAW). 1 is effective when you want to precisely adjust the image yourself or shoot an important subject. Using the provided software is recommended. 74 . the images are displayed without noise reduction during image playback (on the LCD monitor and on a TV screen) or direct printing.Fn)] menu’s [High ISO speed noise reduction] (p. The two images will be saved in the same folder with the same file numbers (file extension . The two images are saved to the card simultaneously. they also offer flexibility for image adjustments possible only with 1.3 Setting the Image-recording Quality About 1 1 is the raw image data before it is made into 73 or other images.JPG for JPEG and .Fn)] menu’s [High ISO speed noise reduction] Although the [7 Custom Functions (C. 1+73 and [7 Custom Functions (C.) You can check the noise reduction effect or print noise-reduced images with Digital Photo Professional (provided software). JPG File extension 1.193) settings (Standard/Low/Strong/Disable) are applied to the recorded images.

2 Select athe <U> key to select a Press Picture Style. and very sharp and crisp images. R Landscape (C: Vivid blues and greens) For vivid blues and greens. Effective for close-ups of women or children. Effective for impressive landscapes. 1 Press the <XA> button. sharp. Q Portrait (C: Smooth skin tones) For nice skin tones. This Picture Style is also selected automatically when the Mode Dial is set to <2>.A Selecting a Picture StyleN By selecting a Picture Style. This is a general-purpose Picture Style suitable for most scenes. then press <0>. Picture Style Effects P Standard (C: Standard) The image looks vivid. you can obtain image effects matching your photographic expression or the subject. The picture will be taken with the selected Picture Style applied. picture. and crisp. [Picture Style] will appear. Picture Style. This Picture Style is also selected automatically when the Mode Dial is set to <3>. 3 Take theand press the shutter button Focus completely. you can adjust the skin tone. By changing the [Color tone] (p. The image looks softer.92). 75 .

For natural colors and subdued images. 76 . a Picture Style file. The image is dull and subdued. When [Monochrome] is selected. Other than with 1. Any User Defined Picture Style which has not been set will have the same settings as the Standard Picture Style.A Selecting a Picture StyleN S Neutral This Picture Style is for users who prefer to process images with their computer. <0> will appear in the viewfinder. When the subject is captured under a color temperature of 5200K. W User Def. and adjust it as desired (p. 1-3 You can register a basic style such as [Portrait].. etc. U Faithful This Picture Style is for users who prefer to process images with their computer. the black-and-white image cannot be reverted to color. make sure the [Monochrome] setting has been canceled. [Landscape]. V Monochrome (C: Monochrome image) Creates black-and-white images.91). If you want to later shoot pictures in color. the color is adjusted colorimetrically to match the subject’s color.

Except for <8>. starting with “Changing the Metering Mode” explains the methods to adjust the exposure and the Picture Styles. 77 .Advanced Shooting This chapter builds on the previous chapter and introduces more ways to shoot creatively. aperture setting. All the functions introduced in this chapter can also be used with the <d> (Program AE) mode introduced in Chapter 3. or exposure compensation amount indicates that you can turn the <6> dial to adjust the respective setting. all the shooting modes can be used in combination with the functions introduced in Chapter 3. The first half of this chapter explains how to use the <s> <f> <a> <8> modes on the Mode Dial. The second half of this chapter. 4 c About the Main Dial Pointer The pointer icon <c> displayed together with the shutter speed.

Turning the <6> dial to the right sets a faster shutter speed. Also. Frozen action (Fast shutter speed: 1/2000 sec.s: Action Shots You can either freeze the action or create motion blur with the <s> (Shutter-priority AE) mode on the Mode Dial. picture. 3 Take theyou focus and press the When shutter button completely. * <s> stands for Time value. and turning it to the left sets a slower one. the picture will be taken at the selected shutter speed. 78 . 2 SetSee “Shooting Tips” for advice on setting the shutter speed. “0"5” indicates 0. Shutter Speed Display The LCD monitor displays the shutter speed as a fraction. and “15"” is 15 sec.) 1 Set the Mode Dial to <s>. the desired shutter speed. the viewfinder displays only the denominator. However.5 sec.) Blurred motion (Slow shutter speed: 1/30 sec.

s: Action Shots Shooting Tips To freeze the action or moving subject. turn the <6> dial to the right to set a faster shutter speed or decrease the ISO speed. If this happens. Use a fast shutter speed such as 1/4000 sec. If this happens. to 1/30 sec. the maximum aperture (smallest number) will blink. to 30 sec. to 1/500 sec. the aperture display will also change to maintain the same exposure (amount of light reaching the image sensor). To blur a running child or animal giving the impression of fast movement. If you exceed the adjustable aperture range. Use a tripod to prevent camera shake. Use a medium shutter speed such as 1/250 sec. How to blur a flowing river or water fountain. If the exposure will be too bright. Set the shutter speed so that the aperture display does not blink in the viewfinder. the minimum aperture (highest number) will blink. the flash output will be set automatically (autoflash exposure) to match the automatically-set aperture. If you use a telephoto lens. the aperture display will blink to indicate that the standard exposure cannot be obtained. The flash sync speed can be set from 1/200 sec. If the exposure will be too dark. 79 . Use a slow shutter speed of 1/15 sec. hold it steady to prevent camera shake. or slower. Using the Built-in Flash To obtain a correct flash exposure. Follow the moving subject through the viewfinder and press the shutter button to take the picture. If you press the shutter button halfway and change the shutter speed while the aperture is displayed. turn the <6> dial to the left to set a slower shutter speed or increase the ISO speed.

The picture will be taken with the selected aperture. The apertures displayed will differ depending on the lens. 2 SetThe higher the aperture f-number. * <f> stands for Aperture value which is the size of the diaphragm hole inside the lens.f: Changing the Depth of Field To obtain a blurry background or to make everything near and far look sharp. “00” will be displayed for the aperture. 3 Take theand press the shutter button Focus completely. the sharper the picture will look with a wider depth of field. Turning the <6> dial to the right will set a higher f-number. set the Mode Dial to <f> (Aperture-priority AE) to adjust the depth of field (range of acceptable focus). the desired aperture. Sharp foreground and background (With a high aperture f-number: f/32) Blurred background (With a low aperture f-number: f/5. picture. the smaller the aperture opening will be. 80 . and turning it to the left will set a lower f-number. Aperture Display The higher the f-number.6) 1 Set the Mode Dial to <f>. If no lens is attached to the camera.

turn the <6> dial to the right to set a higher aperture f-number or decrease the ISO speed. but also the lens and subject distance. Set the aperture so that the shutter speed display does not blink in the viewfinder. the “4000” (1/4000 sec. A farther subject will have a wider depth of field. A higher aperture f-number will make the shutter speed slower.) shutter speed display will blink. note that camera shake can occur in low light scenes. If the picture will be too bright. 81 . The depth of field depends not only on the aperture. If you press the shutter button halfway and change the aperture while the shutter speed is displayed. And the closer the subject. Since wide-angle lenses have a wide depth of field (range of acceptable focus in front of and behind the point of focus). If the picture will be too dark. the shutter speed display will also change to maintain the same exposure (amount of light reaching the image sensor).) shutter speed display will blink. turn the <6> dial to the left to set a lower aperture f-number or increase the ISO speed. the shutter speed can be as long as 30 sec. you need not set a high aperture f-number to obtain a sharp picture from the foreground to the background. the shutter speed display will blink to indicate that the standard exposure cannot be obtained. the “30"” (30 sec. Under low light. If this happens. If this happens. In such cases. If you exceed the adjustable shutter speed range. the narrower the depth of field.f: Changing the Depth of Field Shooting Tips When using an aperture with a high f-number. On the other hand. increase the ISO speed and hold the camera steady or use a tripod. a telephoto lens has a narrow depth of field.

You can then check the depth of field (range of acceptable focus) through the viewfinder.Fn)] menu’s [Flash sync. 82 . the flash output will be set automatically to match the set aperture (autoflash exposure).112). If you are handholding the camera. Using a tripod is recommended. Depth of Field PreviewN Press the depth-of-field preview button to stop down to the lens’s current aperture setting. (fixed)] (p. In low light. keep it steady to prevent camera shake. If you do not want a slow shutter speed to be used. to suit the scene’s brightness.192). . auto] or [2: 1/200 sec.f: Changing the Depth of Field Using the Built-in Flash To obtain a correct flash exposure.30 sec. set the [7 Custom Functions (C. the main subject is exposed with the automatic flash. and the background is exposed with a slow shutter speed set automatically. The shutter speed will be set automatically between 1/200 sec. The depth-of-field effect can be clearly seen on the Live View image as you change the aperture and press the depth-of-field preview button (p. speed in Av mode] to [1: 1/ 200-1/60 sec. Both the subject and background look properly exposed (automatic slow-speed flash sync).

turn the <6> dial. The flash sync speed can be set within 1/200 sec. The exposure level indicator in the viewfinder indicates the exposure level up to ±2 stops from the standard exposure index at the center. or to bulb. You can decide which exposure level to set. To set the shutter speed. * <a> stands for Manual.103) is set to anything other than [Disable]. to 1/30 sec. the flash exposure will be set automatically to match the aperture that was set. To set the aperture. hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial. Standard exposure index 3 Set the exposure and take the picture. 1 <6> <O> + <6> Set the Mode Dial to <a>. While you change the shutter speed and aperture. Exposure level mark If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p.a: Manual Exposure You can set both the shutter speed and aperture manually as desired. 2 Set the shutter speed and aperture. If the amount set exceeds ±2 stops. 83 . With flash. the image may still look bright even if a darker exposure has been set. the exposure level mark will move. the end of the exposure level indicator will display <I> or <J>.

You can reduce this noise by setting the [7 Custom Functions (C. 84 . The elapsed exposure time will be displayed on the LCD monitor. 205) is recommended. turn the <6> dial to the left to set <BULB>. the image might look a little grainy. using a tripod and Remote Switch (p.Fn)] menu’s [Long exp. p. A bulb exposure keeps the shutter open for as long as you hold down the shutter button. the bulb exposure will start immediately or 2 sec. etc. later.a: Manual Exposure Bulb Exposures In step 2 on the preceding page. When you press the remote controller’s transmit button. It can be used to photograph fireworks. noise reduction] to [1: Auto] or [2: On] (p. You can also use a remote controller (sold separately.193).204) for bulb exposures. Since bulb exposures produce more noise than usual.204. Press the button again to stop the bulb exposure. For bulb exposures.

I want to use flash. If the “4000” shutter speed blinks. it means that the subject is too bright. * <8> stands for Auto-Depth of field. The shutter speed display in the viewfinder blinks. Increase the ISO speed. 1 Set the Mode Dial to <8>.8: Automatic Depth-of-Field AE Objects in the foreground and background will be in focus automatically. This mode sets the depth of field automatically. The desired depth of field will not be obtained. the subject. however. the result will be the same as using the <d> mode with flash. A slow shutter speed has been set. 85 . but the desired depth of field cannot be obtained. 2 Focus the AF points over the subjects Aim and press the shutter button halfway (0). Either use a wide-angle lens or move farther away from the subjects. If the “30"” shutter speed blinks. The exposure is correct. FAQ The aperture display in the viewfinder blinks. it means that the subject is too dark. Use a tripod to steady the camera. 3 Take the picture. Flash can be used. Decrease the ISO speed. All the subjects covered by the AF points flashing in red will be in focus. All the AF points will function to detect the subject. and the aperture required to attain the necessary depth of field will be set automatically.

1 Select [Metering mode]. then press <0>. The camera sets the exposure automatically to suit the scene. This metering mode is set automatically in Basic Zone modes. This metering mode is for advanced users. The gray area in the left figure is where the brightness is metered to obtain the standard exposure. This metering mode is for advanced users. q Evaluative metering This is an all-around metering mode suited for portraits and even backlit subjects. evaluative metering is recommended.select the the <U> key to metering mode. r Spot metering This is for metering a specific part of the subject or scene. 86 . e Center-weighted average metering The brightness is metered at the center and then averaged for the entire scene.q Changing the Metering ModeN The metering mode measures the subject’s brightness to determine the correct exposure. Normally. then press <0>. select [Metering mode]. Under the [2] tab. the 2 SetPress metering mode. The gray area in the figure is where the brightness is metered to obtain the standard exposure. etc. w Partial metering Effective when the background is much brighter than the subject due to backlighting.

you should follow the instructions for [2 Exp. Increased exposure for a brighter image Decreased exposure for a darker image Dark exposure Brighter with increased exposure If the amount set exceeds ±2 stops. Although you can set the exposure compensation up to ±5 stops in 1/3-stop increments. (Increased exposure) Making it darker: Hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial to the left. the end of the exposure level indicator will display <I> or <J>. After taking the picture. 87 .Setting Exposure CompensationN O Setting Exposure Compensation Set exposure compensation if the exposure (without flash) does not come out as desired. If you want to set the exposure compensation beyond ±2 stops. comp. (Decreased exposure) As shown in the figure. hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial to reset the exposure compensation to zero. the exposure level is displayed on the LCD monitor and in the viewfinder. the exposure compensation indicator in the viewfinder can only display the setting up to ±2 stops. Making it brighter: Hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial to the right. This feature can be used in Creative Zone modes (except <a>)./AEB] on page 89.

Press the [Flash exposure comp. the <y> will appear in the viewfinder. turn the <6> dial to the right. comp.<S> key to select [y*]. (Decreased exposure) When you press the shutter button halfway. do steps 1 to 3 to return the flash exposure compensation amount to zero. 3 Set the flash exposure compensation amount.] will be displayed at the bottom. 1 Display the Quick Control screen. You can also set and cancel the flash exposure compensation with the [1 Flash control] menu’s [Built-in flash func. After taking the picture. turn the <6> dial to the left. With the shooting settings displayed. If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p. The exposure compensation can also be set with the [2 Expo. 2 Select [y]. comp] (p./ AEB] menu (p. The Quick Control screen will activate (7). press the <Q> button (p.149). the image may look bright even if a decreased exposure compensation or flash exposure compensation has been set.103) is set to anything other than [Disable].38).Setting Exposure CompensationN y Flash Exposure CompensationN Set flash exposure compensation if the flash exposure of the subject does not come out as desired. 88 . setting] option. Select [Flash exp. To make the flash exposure brighter. (Increased exposure) Or to make it darker.89). You can set the flash exposure compensation up to ±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments.

The three bracketed shots will be taken in this sequence: Standard exposure./AEB]. then press <0>./AEB]. select [Expo.3 Auto Exposure BracketingN This feature takes exposure compensation a step further by varying the exposure automatically with three shots (±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments) as shown below. Under the [2] tab. the AEB amount. Press <0> to set it. 89 . AEB will be applied centering on the exposure compensation amount. If AEB is combined with exposure compensation. Press the <U> key to set the exposure compensation amount. the AEB amount will be displayed on the LCD monitor. decreased exposure. 3 Take theand press the shutter button Focus completely. AEB amount picture. This is called AEB (Auto Exposure Bracketing). comp. comp. and increased exposure. When you press the shutter button halfway. 2 SetTurn the <6> dial to set the AEB amount. Standard exposure Darker exposure (Decreased exposure) Brighter exposure (Increased exposure) 1 Select [Expo. You can then choose the best exposure.

Shooting Tips Using AEB with continuous shooting. etc. The AEB setting will be canceled automatically if the power switch is set to <2>. If <i> continuous shooting (p. Neither flash nor bulb exposures can be used with AEB. you can take three continuous shots.3 Auto Exposure BracketingN Canceling AEB Follow steps 1 and 2 to turn off the AEB amount display. and increased exposure. With the self-timer or wireless remote control (<Q> or <l>). the three bracketed shots will be taken continuously in this sequence: Standard exposure. AEB will be applied. The three bracketed shots will be exposed in the following sequence: Standard exposure. the number of continuous shots will be three times the number set (p. With <q> set. Using AEB with <u> single shooting.70) has been set and you press the shutter button completely.57). the AEB’s effect might be minimal. Centering on the exposure compensation amount. flash recycling is complete. decreased exposure. Using AEB with exposure compensation. Using AEB with the self-timer or wireless remote control. and increased exposure. 90 . Press the shutter button three times to take the three bracketed shots. decreased exposure. If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p.103) menu is set to other than [Disable].

select [Picture Style]. 3 Select a a parameter such as Select [Sharpness]. The Picture Style selection screen will appear. Press the <M> button to save the adjusted parameters. 1 Select [Picture Style]. parameter. <B> button. Any parameter settings different from the default will be displayed in blue. take test shots. then press <0>. The Detail set.then press the Select Style. see page 93. Picture 2 Select a a Picture Style. then press <0>.A Customizing a Picture StyleN You can customize a Picture Style by adjusting individual parameters like [Sharpness] and [Contrast]. the 4 SetPress parameter. Under the [2] tab. 91 . To customize [Monochrome].key to adjust the the <U> parameter as desired. screen will appear. To see the resulting effects. then press <0>. The Picture Style selection screen will reappear.

set it toward the minus end.A Customizing a Picture StyleN Parameter Settings and Effects Sharpness Adjusts the sharpness of the image. The closer it is to E. the sharper the image will look. To decrease the color saturation. the more diluted the colors will look. By selecting [Default set. The closer it is to G. To make the skin tone redder. the redder the skin tone will look. you can revert the respective Picture Style to its default parameter settings. the more yellow the skin tone will look. To increase the contrast. set it toward the minus end. The closer it is to H. To make it less sharp. To make the skin tone less red. To make it sharper. Saturation The image’s color saturation can be adjusted. The closer it is to H. The closer it is to H. set it toward the F end. The closer it is to G. the softer the image will look. The closer it is to G. the blander the image will look. set it toward the E end. set it toward the plus end. 92 . set it toward the minus end. set it toward the plus end. The closer it is to F. the bolder the colors will look. To increase the color saturation. set it toward the plus end. The above adjustments will not be applied to the Picture Styles used in the <C> (Creative Auto) mode. Contrast Adjusts the image contrast and the vividness of colors. Color tone The skin tones can be adjusted. To decrease the contrast. the crisper the image will look.] in step 3.

lToning Effect By applying a toning effect. The blue sky will look more natural. Tree leaves will look crisper and brighter. kFilter Effect With a filter effect applied to a monochrome image. Filter N: None Ye: Yellow Or: Orange R: Red G: Green Sample Effects Normal black-and-white image with no filter effects. It can make the image look more impressive.A Customizing a Picture StyleN Monochrome Adjustment For Monochrome. The blue sky will look quite dark. Fall leaves will look crisper and brighter. Skin tones and lips will look fine. Increasing the [Contrast] will make the filter effect more pronounced. 93 . The following can be selected: [N:None] [S:Sepia] [B:Blue] [P:Purple] [G:Green]. you can also set [Filter effect] and [Toning effect] in addition to [Sharpness] and [Contrast] explained on the preceding page. The blue sky will look slightly darker. you can create a monochrome image in that color. The sunset will look more brilliant. and the white clouds will look crisper. you can make white clouds or green trees stand out more.

A Registering a Picture StyleN You can select a base Picture Style such as [Portrait] or [Landscape]. then press <0>. 2 Select [User Def. select [Picture Style]. 2]. then press <0>. 3 Press <0>. [User Def. or [User Def. The Detail set.*]. press With [Picture <0>. Under the [2] tab. You can also adjust the parameters of a Picture Style which has been registered to the camera with the provided software. 1]. 1 Select [Picture Style]. screen will appear. <B> button. You can create Picture Styles whose parameter settings such as for sharpness and contrast are different. To adjust the parameters of a Picture Style which has been registered to the camera with the provided software. 4 Select the base Pictureselect the Press the <V> key to base Picture Style. then press the Select [User Def.]. 94 . Style. The Picture Style selection screen will appear. select the Picture Style here. 3]. Style] selected. adjust its parameters as desired and register it under [User Def.

*] will be displayed in blue. the 6 SetPress parameter. *]. The base Picture Style will be indicated on the right of [User Def.A Registering a Picture StyleN parameter.144). For details. If you execute [Clear all camera settings] (p. *]. all the [User Def. Press the <M> button to register the new Picture Style. see “Customizing a Picture Style” on pages 91-93. 5 Select a a parameter such as Select [Sharpness]. follow step 2 on page 75 to select [User Def. If a Picture Style has already been registered under [User Def. *] and then shoot. The name of the Picture Style having any modified settings (different from the default) registered under [User Def.key to adjust the the <U> parameter as desired. then press <0>. To shoot with the registered Picture Style. 95 . The Picture Style selection screen will then reappear. changing the base Picture Style in step 4 will nullify the parameter settings of the registered Picture Style. then press <0>. *] settings will revert to the default.

then press <0>. Adobe RGB. Post-processing of the image with software will therefore be required.21). and Design rule for Camera File System 2. 1 Select [Color space]. The ICC profile is not appended. then [sRGB] press <0>. the color space. 96 . sRGB is recommended. select [Color space]. For normal shooting.0 (Exif 2.0 (Exif 2. Under the [2] tab.3 Setting the Color SpaceN The color space refers to the range of reproducible colors. This setting is not recommended if you do not know about image processing. The image will look very subdued in a sRGB personal computer environment and with printers not compatible with Design rule for Camera File System 2. With this camera. See explanations about the ICC profile in the PDF Software Instruction Manual on the CD-ROM. About Adobe RGB This color space is mainly used for commercial printing and other industrial uses. you can set the color space to sRGB or Adobe RGB for captured images. sRGB is set automatically. In Basic Zone modes. If the image is captured with the color space set to Adobe RGB. 2 SetSelectdesiredor [Adobe RGB]. the file name will start with “_MG_” (first character is an underscore).21).

hold down the <A> button and press the shutter button to take another shot. Manual Selection AE lock is applied at the selected AF point. q* wre AE lock is applied at the center AF point. 97 .68) Automatic Selection AE lock is applied at the AF point that achieved focus. Each time you press the <A> button.86) AF Point Selection Method (p. AE lock is applied at the center AF point. * When the lens’ focus mode switch is set to <MF>. The exposure setting will be displayed. 3 Recompose to maintain the AE lock If you want the while taking more shots. Press the <A> button to lock the exposure. it locks the current auto exposure setting. AE Lock Effects Metering Mode (p. It is effective for backlit subjects. button. then recompose and take the shot. Press the shutter button halfway. and take picture. This is called AE lock. (0) 2 Press the <A>lights in the viewfinder The <A> icon to indicate that the exposure setting is locked (AE lock).A AE LockN Use AE lock when the area of focus is to be different from the exposure metering area or when you want to take multiple shots at the same exposure setting. 1 Focus the subject.

If the subject is too far away and beyond the effective range of the flash. Spot metering circle 2 Focus the subject. 1 Press the <D> button to pop-up the built-in flash. a preflash is fired and the required flash output is calculated and retained in memory.A FE LockN FE lock locks the flash exposure setting over the desired area of the subject. and press the Compose the shot shutter button completely. Each time you press the <A> button. 98 . The flash is fired to take the picture. * FE stands for Flash Exposure. the <D> icon will blink. “FEL” is displayed for a moment and <d> will light. Press the shutter button halfway and look in the viewfinder to check that the <D> icon is lit. In the viewfinder. (8) 3 Press thespot-metering circle over the Aim the subject. The flash will fire a preflash and the required flash output is calculated and retained in memory. Get closer to the subject and repeat steps 2 to 4. <A> button. then press the <A> button. This feature can also be used with a Canon EX-series Speedlite. 4 Take the picture.

the <Q> (Auto) setting will obtain the correct white balance. 1 Photograph a white object. ****K” (K: Kelvin) displayed for the selected white balance <W> <E> <R> <Y> <U> is the respective color temperature. O Custom White Balance Custom white balance enables you to manually set the white balance for a specific light source for better accuracy. If naturallooking colors cannot be obtained with <Q>. You can set any white balance.B: Setting the White BalanceN White balance (WB) is for making the white areas look white. Do this procedure under the actual light source to be used. white object should fill the spot metering circle. then press <0>. Focus manually and set the standard exposure for the white object. <Q> will be set automatically. [White appear. Normally. the Press the <U> key to select desired white balance. you can select the white balance to match the light source or set it manually by shooting a white object. <WB> 1 Press thebalance] will button. The “Approx. In Basic Zone modes. The plain. 2 Select the white balance. Spot metering circle 99 .

3 Import the white balancecaptured in Select the image that was step 1. then press <0>. press the <M> button to exit the menu. 4 Select the custom white balance. select [OK] and the data will be imported. Instead of a white object. select [Custom Under the [2] White Balance].B: Setting the White BalanceN White Balance]. If the exposure obtained in step 1 is way off. The custom white balance selection screen will appear. 2 Select [Custom tab. an 18% gray card (commercially available) can produce a more accurate white balance. 100 . On the dialog screen which appears. Press the <WB> button. data.76). The personal white balance registered with the provided software will be registered under <O>. then press <0>. Press the <U> key to select <O>. the data for the registered personal white balance will be erased. If you do step 3. When the menu reappears. a correct white balance might not be obtained. If the image was captured while the Picture Style was set to [Monochrome] (p. then press <0>. it cannot be selected in step 3.

then press <0>. Press <0> to exit the setting and return to the menu.) Sample setting: A2. <2> will be displayed in the viewfinder and on the LCD monitor. This is for advanced users who are familiar with using color temperature conversion or color compensating filters. A is amber. White Balance Correction 1 Select [WB Shift/BKT]. Under the [2] tab. The color in the respective direction will be corrected. One level of the blue/amber correction is equivalent to 5 mireds of a color temperature conversion filter. the correction. Pressing the <B> button will cancel all the [WB Shift/BKT] settings. G1 101 . “Shift” indicates the direction and correction amount. M is magenta. and G is green. select [WB Shift/ BKT]. This adjustment will have the same effect as using a commercially-available color temperature conversion filter or color compensating filter. During the white balance correction. On the upper right.2 White Balance CorrectionN You can correct the white balance that has been set. The WB correction/WB bracketing screen will appear. Each color can be corrected to one of nine levels. (Mired: Measuring unit indicating the density of a color temperature conversion filter. 2 SetPress white balance move the “ ” the <S> key to mark to the desired position. B is for blue.

the maximum burst for continuous shooting will be lower and the number of possible shots will also decrease to one-third the normal number. three images having a different color balance can be recorded simultaneously. when you turn the <6> dial. Press <0> to exit the setting and return to the menu. 102 . and 3. This is called white balance bracketing (WB-BKT). the image will be bracketed with a blue/amber bias or magenta/green bias. Standard white balance. Magenta (M) bias. B/A bias ±3 levels Bracketing Sequence The images will be bracketed in the following sequence: 1. 2. Turning the dial to the right sets the B/ A bracketing. the card will take longer to record the shot. Set the white balance bracketing amount. and turning it to the left sets the M/G bracketing. Standard white balance. “BKT” stands for Bracketing. Based on the color temperature of the current white balance setting. Amber (A) bias. In step 2 for white balance correction. During WB bracketing. 2. “Bracket” indicates the bracketing direction and correction amount. Since three images are recorded for one shot. On the right. Blue (B) bias.2 White Balance CorrectionN White Balance Auto Bracketing With just one shot. or 1. White balance bracketing is possible up to ±3 levels in single-level increments. and 3. the “ ” mark on the screen will change to “ ” (3 points). Pressing the <B> button will cancel all the [WB Shift/BKT] settings. Green (G) bias.

the brightness and contrast can be corrected automatically. [Standard] is set automatically. or manual exposure to darken the exposure. select [Auto Lighting Optimizer]. If you want a darker exposure. recorded with the The image will be brightness and contrast corrected if necessary. then press <0>. the image might still come out bright. 103 .3 Auto Lighting OptimizerN If the image comes out dark or the contrast is low. then press <0>. the setting. set this to [Disable] first. it can be corrected with Digital Photo Professional (provided software). Under the [2] tab. In Basic Zone modes. 1 Select [Auto Lighting Optimizer]. If a setting other than [Disable] is set and you use exposure compensation. The default setting is [Standard]. the correction is done when the image is captured. For RAW images. noise might increase. 3 Take the picture. flash exposure compensation. 2 SetPress correctionkey to select the the <U> desired setting. With JPEG images. Sample of corrected brightness Depending on the shooting conditions.

If [Correction data not available] is displayed. Under the [1] tab. This is called lens light fall-off or drop in peripheral illumination.]. The default setting is [Enable]. 3 Take the picture. Correction enabled Correction disabled 104 . select [Peripheral illumin. For RAW images. the 2 SetOn thecorrection setting. correct. screen. the correction is done when the image is captured. the four corners of the picture might look darker. With JPEG images. correct. 1 Select [Peripheral illumin. check that the attached lens’ [Correction data available] is displayed. it can be corrected with Digital Photo Professional (provided software). then press <0>. recorded with the The image will be corrected peripheral illumination. Press the <V> key to select [Enable].3 Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction Due to the lens characteristics. then press <0>. see “About the Lens Correction Data” on the next page.].

25 lenses. the result will be the same as when the correction is set to [Disable]. even if [Correction data available] is displayed. If the lens does not have distance information. see the PDF Software Instruction Manual (on the CD-ROM) for EOS Utility. the lower the correction amount will be. For details. You can also register the correction data for unregistered lenses. For JPEG images already captured. 105 . When using a non-Canon lens. The higher the ISO speed. the peripheral light correction will be applied automatically for any lens whose correction data has been registered in the camera. In step 2. If the correction data for the attached lens has not been registered to the camera. if you select [Enable]. lens peripheral illumination correction cannot be applied. The correction amount applied will be slightly lower than the maximum correction amount settable with Digital Photo Professional (provided software). setting the correction to [Disable] is recommended. Lens peripheral light correction is applied even when an Extender is attached. With EOS Utility (provided software). Depending on shooting conditions. you can check which lenses have their correction data registered in the camera. the correction amount will be lower. noise might appear on the image periphery.3 Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction About the Lens Correction Data The camera already contains lens peripheral illumination correction data for approx.

then the picture is taken 2 sec. Shooting Tips Using the self-timer <l> with mirror lockup. later.195). press the transmit button. delay. 2 Press the shutter button completely again. there will be a shutter-release sound. 106 . mirror lockup is effective.Preventing Camera ShakeN The camera’s mechanical shake caused by the reflex mirror action can blur images taken with a super telephoto lens or close-up (macro) lens. keep pressing the shutter button completely (self-timer delay time + bulb exposure time). Mirror lockup is enabled by selecting the [7 Custom Functions (C. Pressing the shutter button completely again locks up the mirror again. remote control shooting together with mirror lockup can further prevent camera shake. but no picture will be taken. Remote control shooting. The picture is taken and the mirror goes back down. the mirror locks up. If 30 seconds elapse after the mirror has locked up.Fn)] menu’s [Mirror lockup] and setting it to [1: Enable] (p. it will go back down automatically. Even if <i> (Continuous shooting) has been set. When you press the shutter button completely. Do not point the camera toward the sun. Since you do not touch the camera when the picture is taken. If you let go of the shutter button during the self-timer countdown. If you use the self-timer and mirror lockup in combination with a bulb exposure. In such cases. press the shutter button completely. With Remote Controller RC-6 set to a 2-sec. The sun’s heat can damage the camera’s internal components. 1 Focus the subject. single shooting will take effect. The mirror will swing up. the mirror will lockup and the picture will be taken 2 sec. later.

This is called “Live View shooting.” Live View shooting is effective for still subjects which do not move. Using a tripod is recommended. 107 . 5 About Remote Live View Shooting With EOS Utility (provided software) installed in your computer. see the PDF Software Instruction Manual on the CD-ROM. For details. camera shake can cause blurred images.Shooting with the LCD Monitor (Live View Shooting) You can shoot while viewing the image on the camera’s LCD monitor. If you handhold the camera and shoot while viewing the LCD monitor. you can connect the camera to the computer and shoot remotely while viewing the computer screen.

with AF or Before shooting. the camera will return to Live View shooting automatically. The image’s field of view is approx. 100%. focus manual focus (p.113-120). After the image review ends. 3 Take thethe shutter button completely. picture. the camera will focus with the current AF mode. Press the <A> button to end the Live View shooting. Press The picture will be taken and the captured image is displayed on the LCD monitor. The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor. 2 Focus the subject. The Live View image will closely reflect the brightness level of the actual image you capture. When you press the shutter button halfway. Press the <A> button.A Shooting with the LCD Monitor 1 Display the Live View image. 108 .

Cautions for using Live View shooting are on pages 121-122. do not point the lens toward the sun. Continuous Live View shooting is possible for approx. 1 hr. Battery Life with Live View Shooting [Approx. During Live View shooting. set [Live View shoot. number of shots] Temperature At 23°C / 73°F At 0°C / 32°F Shooting Conditions No Flash 200 170 50% Flash Use 180 150 The figures above are based on a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8 and CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) testing standards.] to [Enable]. 109 .A Shooting with the LCD Monitor To Enable Live View Shooting Under [6 Live View function settings]. there will be two shutter sounds. When flash is used. at 23°C/73°F (with a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8). The sun’s heat can damage the camera’s internal components. 30 min. but only one shot will be taken.

The histogram might not be properly displayed in low.or bright-light conditions. the actual image recorded will reflect the exposure setting. If flash is used or bulb is set. 110 . AF point (Quick mode) White balance Picture Style Auto Lighting Optimizer Image-recording quality Drive mode AF mode •d : Live mode •c : Face detection Live mode •f : Quick mode Shutter speed AE lock Aperture Flash-ready Histogram AEB FEB Exposure simulation Battery check Highlight tone priority ISO speed Shots remaining Flash exposure compensation Exposure level indicator/ AEB range Magnifying frame When <g> is displayed in white. the information display will change. the <g> icon and histogram will be grayed out (for your reference). If <g> is blinking. it indicates that the Live View image is not being displayed at the suitable brightness due to low or bright light conditions. it indicates that the Live View image brightness is close to what the captured image will look like.A Shooting with the LCD Monitor About the Information Display Each time you press the <B> button. However.

In Creative Zone modes. 111 . 1 Press the <Q> button. drive mode. The setting of the selected function is displayed at the bottom. Picture Style. and Auto Lighting Optimizer. and AF mode. The settable functions will be highlighted in blue. pressing the <Q> button will enable you to set the image-recording quality. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting.Shooting Function Settings Function settings particular to Live View shooting are explained here. Q Quick Control While the image is displayed on the LCD monitor. 2 Select athe <S> key to select the Press function to be set. you can also set the white balance. the AF points will also be displayed. When <f> is selected. function and set it.

AF mode You can select [Live mode] (p. During continuous shooting. the power will turn off automatically as set with [5 Auto power off] (p.118). you can display grid lines. 169). Using <8> will be the same as using <d>. Even while the Live View image is displayed. p. The functions settable in this menu screen only apply during Live View shooting. (camera power remains on). 112 . These functions do not take effect during viewfinder shooting. you can still set <M> functions and execute playback <x>. you can display the Live View image on a TV (p.113). the Live View shooting will be terminated. you can check the depth of field by pressing the depth-of-field preview button. the exposure set for the first shot will also be applied to subsequent shots. the Live View shooting will stop automatically after 30 min. In Creative Zone modes. Metering timer You can change how long the exposure setting is displayed (AE lock time).114). If [5 Auto power off] is set to [Off].167. or [7 Firmware Ver. [u Live mode] (p. You can also use a remote controller (sold separately. The metering mode will be fixed to evaluative metering for Live View shooting. [6 Sensor cleaning]. If the camera is not operated for a prolonged period.].204) for Live View shooting.139).Shooting Function Settings 3 Menu Function Settings The menu options under the [6] tab’s [Live View function settings] menu are explained below. If you select [y Dust Delete Data]. With the AV cable (provided) or HDMI cable (sold separately). Grid display With [Grid 1l] or [Grid 2m]. or [Quick mode] (p. [7 Clear settings].

Using AF to Focus Selecting the AF Mode The AF modes available are [Live mode]. achieving focus may be more difficult than with the Quick mode. Press the <A> button. you can press the <Q> button to select the AF mode on the Quick Control screen. Select the AF mode. the AF operation will take longer than with the Quick mode.120). and focus manually (p. magnify the image. set the lens focus mode switch to <MF>. select [AF mode]. If you want to achieve precise focus. Although AF is possible with the Live View image displayed. The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor. Also. While the Live View image is displayed. To return the AF point to the center. AF point 2 Move the AF point. and [Quick mode] (p. Live Mode: d The image sensor is used to focus. 1 Display the Live View image. Under [6 Live View function settings]. 113 . to move the AF Press the <S> key point to where you want to focus (it cannot go to the edges of the picture). p.114).118). The AF point < > will appear. [u Live mode] (face detection. press the <L> button.

When focus is achieved. u (Face detection) Live Mode: c With the same AF method as the Live mode. Press the <A> button. the AF point will turn orange. If multiple faces are detected. then Check press the shutter button completely to take the picture (p. human faces are detected and focused. Have the target person face the camera. 4 Take thethe focus and exposure. the AF point will turn green and the beeper will sound. 1 Display the Live View image. If focus is not achieved. <q> will be displayed. 114 . The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor. Press the <U> key to move the <q> frame over the target face. picture. the <p> frame will appear over the face to be focused.Using AF to Focus the subject. When a face is detected. 3 Focusthe AF point over the subject and Aim press the shutter button halfway.108).

the AF point will turn green and the beeper will sound. Then if you press the shutter button halfway. face detection will not be possible.108). halfway and Press the shutter button the camera will focus the face covered by the <p> frame. If the lens enables manual focusing even while the lens focus mode switch is set to <f>. When you press the <L> button. If focus is not achieved. or partially hidden. turn the focusing ring to attain rough focus. Press the <L> button again to return to the u (face detection) Live mode. titled horizontally or diagonally. the <p> will be grayed out. the AF point will turn orange. If the focus is way off. the center AF point < > will be used to focus. When focus is achieved. the AF mode will switch to the Live mode (p. You can press the <S> key to move the AF point. If a face cannot be detected. 3 Take thethe focus and exposure. 115 .Using AF to Focus 2 Focus the subject. too bright or too dark. The <p> focusing frame might cover only part of the face. the AF point < > will be displayed and AF will be executed at the center. then Check press the shutter button completely to take the picture (p. picture. The face will then be detected and <p> will be displayed. An object other than a human face might be detected as a face.113). Face detection will not work if the face is very small or large in the picture. Since AF is not possible with a face detected near the edge of the picture.

If this happens. In the Live mode or u (face detection) Live mode.Using AF to Focus Live Mode and u (Face Detection) Live Mode Notes AF operation Focusing will take slightly longer. 116 . If the light source changes while the Live View image is displayed. The image brightness may change during and after the AF operation. the image will be magnified at the AF point. pressing the <u> button will not magnify the image. stop the Live View shooting and autofocus under the actual light source first. In the u Live mode. Note that the AF speed may differ between the normal and magnified views. then take the picture. aim the center AF point over the subject to focus. The AF-assist beam will not be emitted. If you press the <u> button in the Live mode. If you autofocus in the Live mode’s normal view and then magnify the image. If focusing is difficult in the magnified view. if you shoot a peripheral subject and the target subject is slightly out of focus. pressing the shutter button halfway will focus again. the screen might flicker and focusing can be difficult. Even when focus has been achieved. the focus might be off. return to the normal view and autofocus.

color. A special effects filter is used. Subjects strongly reflecting light. The AF point covers both a near and faraway subject (such as an animal in a cage). A subject approaching or moving away from the camera. Subjects which keep moving within the AF point and cannot keep still due to camera shake or subject blur. Night scenes or points of light. 117 . Subjects at the edge of the picture. Stripes and other patterns where there is contrast only in the horizontal direction. Soft focus effect is applied with a soft focus lens.Using AF to Focus Shooting conditions which can make focusing difficult: Low-contrast subjects such as the blue sky and solid-color. Under a light source whose brightness. Under fluorescent lighting or when the image flickers. Subjects in low light. Autofocusing while the subject is way out of focus. flat surfaces. Extremely small subjects. or pattern keeps changing.

and the larger box is the magnifying frame. the When you press the Quick Control screen will appear. Turn the <6> dial to select the AF point.66). using the same AF method as with viewfinder shooting. Although you can focus the target area quickly. The small boxes on the screen are the AF points. Magnifying frame N 2 Select the AF point. The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor. Press the <U> key to make the AF point selectable. Press the <A> button. 118 .<Q> button. AF point 1 Display the Live View image.Using AF to Focus Quick Mode: f The dedicated AF sensor is used to focus in the One-Shot AF mode (p. The settable functions will be highlighted in blue. the Live View image will be interrupted momentarily during the AF operation.

Using AF to Focus the subject. Take the picture only while the Live View image is displayed. You cannot take a picture during autofocusing. 4 Take thethe focus and exposure. 119 . When focus is achieved.108). the reflex mirror will go back down. the beeper will sound and the Live View image will reappear. picture. The Live View image will turn off. and AF will be executed. 3 Focusthe AF point over the subject and Aim press the shutter button halfway. then Check press the shutter button completely to take the picture (p. The AF point used to focus will light in red.

While looking at AE lock Magnified area position Magnification turn the lens focusing ring to focus. press the <u> button to return to the normal view. the view will change as follows: 5x 10x Normal view 4 Focus manually. Turn the lens focusing ring to focus roughly. To return the magnifying frame to the center.Focusing Manually You can magnify the image and focus precisely manually. 5 Take thethe focus and exposure. 120 . Each time you press the <u> button.the magnified image. Press The part within the magnifying frame will be magnified. press the <L> button. 1 Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF>. the image. 3 Magnifythe <u> button. 2 Move the magnifying frame. Press the <S> key to move the Magnifying frame magnifying frame to the position where you want to focus. then Check press the shutter button to take the picture (p.108). After achieving focus. picture.

In low light. it might throw off the Live View image’s correct brightness momentarily. However. If there is a very bright light source in the picture. the Live View image might not reflect the brightness of the captured image. If the light source within the image changes. You should stop Live View shooting and allow the camera to rest. the chrominance noise will not be recorded in the captured image. the screen might flicker. Wait until the brightness level stabilizes before shooting. 121 . the <E> icon may appear on the screen. Live View shooting will be disabled until the camera’s internal temperature decreases. If you then continue with Live View shooting. When you magnify the image. if you set the [6 LCD brightness] to a bright setting.Notes About the Live View Image Under low or bright light conditions. If this happens. the actual captured image will correctly show the bright area. such as the sun. the Live View shooting will stop automatically. the bright area might appear black on the LCD monitor. chrominance noise may appear in the Live View image. If you point the camera in a different direction. stop and resume the Live View shooting under the actual light source to be used. If Live View shooting continues while the <E> warning icon is displayed and the camera’s internal temperature increases. However. the image sharpness may look more pronounced than it really is. the image quality might degrade. About the <E> icon If the camera’s internal temperature becomes high.

Live View shooting in high temperatures and at high ISO speeds may cause noise or irregular colors.) may appear.103) menu is set to anything other than [Disable]. If you take the picture during magnified view. Terminate Live View shooting when not shooting images. If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p. certain Custom Function settings will be disabled (p. the image may look bright even if a decreased exposure compensation or flash exposure compensation has been set. the camera’s internal temperature may increase and it can degrade image quality. This is to prevent image degradation. Even if you take the picture during magnified view. During the magnified view. Custom Function Notes During Live View shooting. When you shoot at high ISO speeds. stop Live View shooting temporarily and wait several minutes before shooting.Notes About the Shooting Results When you shoot continuously with the Live View function for a long period. Return to the normal view before taking the picture. the exposure might not come out as desired. the image will be captured in the normal view. noise (banding. FE lock is not possible when the built-in flash or an external Speedlite is used. the shutter speed and aperture will be displayed in red. etc. Modeling flash and test flash will not fire if an external Speedlite is used. Notes About Lenses and Flash The focus preset feature on super telephoto lenses cannot be used. Before taking a long exposure. 122 . dots of light.191).

If you use a slow-writing card when shooting movies. And if you playback a movie on a card having a slow reading speed. the movie might not playback properly. the movie might not be recorded properly. 6 Cards which can record movies When shooting movies. The movie recording format will be MOV. To check the card’s read/write speed. About Full HD 1080 Full HD 1080 indicates compatibility with HighDefinition featuring 1080 vertical pixels (scanning lines).Shooting Movies Set the Mode Dial to <k> to shoot movies. 123 . use a large-capacity SD card rated SD Speed Class 6 “ ” or higher. refer to the card manufacturer’s Web site.

k Shooting Movies Connecting the camera to a TV set is recommended to playback movies (p. also read the Live View shooting cautions on pages 121 and 122. When you press the shutter button halfway.167. to start Press the <A> button shooting a movie. then the image will appear on the LCD monitor. The sun’s heat can damage the camera’s internal components. During movie shooting. 2 Focus the subject.113-120). The reflex mirror will make a sound. do not point the lens toward the sun. 124 . the camera will focus with the current AF mode. While the movie is being shot.movie. To stop movie shooting. Cautions for movie shooting are on pages 135 and 136. 169). Autoexposure Shooting 1 Set the Mode Dial to <k>. autofocus Before shooting a or manual focus (p. If necessary. the “o” mark will be displayed on the upper right of the screen. press <A> again. 3 Shooting the movie.

97).k Shooting Movies One continuous movie will be recorded as one file. 40 min. The area enclosed by the semitransparent mask will be the movie image that is recorded. By holding down the <O> button and turning the <6> dial. Stereo sound recording is possible by connecting an external microphone equipped with a stereo mini plug (3. the top. you can set the exposure compensation. AE lock is possible by pressing the <A> button (p.) to the camera’s external microphone IN terminal (p. Monaural sound is recorded by the camera’s built-in microphone (p.16). shutter speed. and right parts of the screen will have a semi-transparent mask. bottom.5mm dia. Pressing the shutter button halfway displays the shutter speed and aperture (p. left. To cancel AE lock during movie shooting. This is the exposure setting for taking a still photo. The ISO speed. During movie shooting. 20 min. The semitransparent mask size will change depending on the [n Movie rec. With a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8. 1 hr. 1 hr. 125 . the total shooting time will be as follows: At 23°C/73°F: Approx. the unrecorded image areas will be displayed in black mask. The sound recording level will be adjusted automatically. If you use Movie crop. At 0°C/32°F: Approx.126) on the screen’s bottom left. size] setting (p.. and aperture are set automatically.16).131). press the <S> button.

the movie shooting remaining time will be displayed in red. Movie shooting remaining time*/ Elapsed time Frame rate White balance Picture Style Auto Lighting Optimizer Image-recording quality Movie-recording size AF mode •d : Live mode •c : Face detection Live mode •f : Quick mode Shutter speed AE lock Aperture * Applies to a single movie clip. When movie shooting starts. the movie shooting remaining time will change to the elapsed time.k Shooting Movies About the Information Display Each time you press the <B> button. 126 . Battery check Exposure mode L: Autoexposure K: Manual exposure ISO speed Possible shots Exposure compensation amount AF point (Quick mode) Magnifying frame Recording movie If there is no card in the camera. the information display will change.

1 Set the Mode Dial to <k>.1/60 sec. Using manual exposure to shoot movies is for advanced users. 2 Select [Movie exposure]. select exposure]. then press <0>. aperture. 3 Select [Manual]. then the image will appear on the LCD monitor. hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial. The reflex mirror will make a sound. <6> <O> + <6> 4 Set the shutter speed and aperture. Select [Manual]. To set the shutter speed. •8/7 : 1/4000 sec. • Auto ISO setting: ISO 100 . turn the <6> dial. 5 SetPress ISO<Z> button and use the either <6> or <U> key to select the ISO speed.[Movie Under the [o] tab. The settable shutter speeds depend on the frame rate <9>.6400 127 . then press <0>. and ISO speed for movie shooting. To set the aperture.k Shooting Movies Manual Exposure Shooting You can manually set the shutter speed. . the speed.6400 • Manual ISO setting: ISO 100 . • 6 / 5 / 4: 1/4000 sec.1/30 sec. .

173). the movie image might flicker. The image information (Exif) will record the settings used at the start of the movie shooting. When shooting a movie of a moving subject. the less smooth the subject’s movement will look. If you use a lens whose aperture changes while you zoom. Zooming while shooting a movie may record changes in the exposure. due to the drive of the lens aperture. will be recorded. With Auto ISO. and aperture will not be displayed.124). 128 . If you playback the movie with “Shooting information display” (p. If you shoot a movie under fluorescent lighting. is recommended. the correct movie exposure will usually be obtained even if the light level changes. shutter speed.k Shooting Movies and shoot the movie. Changing the aperture during movie shooting is not recommended since variations in the exposure. With manual exposure shooting. to 1/125 sec. a shutter speed of 1/30 sec. the shooting mode. AE lock and exposure compensation cannot be set. 6 Focus procedure is the same as steps 2 The and 3 for “Autoexposure Shooting” (p. you should not zoom while shooting a movie. The faster the shutter speed.

and the movie shooting will resume automatically when the Live View image is displayed. If you take a still photo during movie shooting. Canceled Single shooting (Self-timer not possible) Flash off 129 . the movie will have a still moment lasting approx. Other functions will be the same as for movie shooting. Shutter speed and aperture set automatically (or set manually for manual exposures). Function Image-recording quality Exposure setting AEB Drive mode Flash Settings As set in the [1 Quality] menu. The card will record the movie and still photo as separate files. Functions particular to still shooting are shown below. Taking still photos during movie shooting The still photo will record the entire screen including the semitransparent mask.k Shooting Movies Shooting Still Photos While shooting a movie. Displayed when the shutter button is pressed halfway. 1 sec. The captured still photo will be recorded to the card. you can also take a still photo by pressing the shutter button completely.

Q Quick Control While the image is displayed on the LCD monitor. 1 Press the <Q> button. Auto Lighting Optimizer. movierecording size. The name of the selected function is displayed at the bottom. pressing the <Q> button will enable you to set the white balance. Picture Style. 3 Menu Function Settings Display the movie menu. and AF mode. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting.Shooting Function Settings Function settings particular to movie shooting are explained here. function and set it. When <f> is selected. image-recording quality (for still photos). The image-recording quality setting will be reflected in all shooting modes. The settable functions will be highlighted in blue. the AF points will also be displayed. The menu options under the [n] and [o] tabs are explained below. 130 . 2 Select athe <S> key to select the Press function to be set.

etc. The aspect ratio will be 4:3. Also. it will switch automatically to [Live mode] during movie shooting. This shooting mode is called Movie crop. Japan. 131 . It will give a telephoto effect of about 7x. Even if the AF mode has been set to [Quick mode]. [7] [5] : For areas where the TV format is PAL (Europe. : HD (High-Definition) recording quality.Shooting Function Settings [n] Menu Movie-recording size You can select the movie’s image size [****x****] and frame rate [9] (frames recorded per second). Russia. • Frame rate (fps: frames per second) [8] [6] : For areas where the TV format is NTSC (North America. Notes for Movie crop Use a tripod to prevent hand-held camera shake.). the AF point is displayed larger than with other recording sizes.). The 9 (frame rate) displayed on the [Movie rec. Australia. in [Live mode]. Mexico. Korea. China. size] screen switches automatically depending on the [6 Video system] setting. etc. Still photos cannot be taken. Focusing may be difficult if the AF point covers both a near and far subject. The Movie crop image cannot be magnified for focusing. The aspect ratio will be 4:3. Noise and dots of light may be more noticeable than in other recording sizes. [Crop 640x480] : Standard-definition recording quality. : Standard-definition recording quality. • Image size [1920x1080] [1280x720] [640x480] : Full HD (Full High-Definition) recording quality. [4] : Mainly for motion pictures.

If you autofocus during movie shooting. the movie shooting will stop automatically if the file size reaches 4 GB or if the movie length reaches 29 min. AF mode The AF modes will be the same as described on pages 113-119. AF will be executed in Live mode. Note that continuous focusing of a moving subject is not possible. 1 hr. you can extract a still image from the movie. 24 min. 132 . With ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser (provided software). or [Quick mode]. 330 MB/min. You can select [Live mode]. (A new movie file starts being recorded. AF during k When [Enable] is set. and approx. you might momentarily throw the focus way off or change the exposure. 330 MB/min. 12 min. continuous autofocusing is not possible.000 pixels at [640x480]. 165 MB/min. 49 min. approx. 300. If the AF mode is [Quick mode]. Total Recording Time 4GB Card 16GB Card File Size After you start shooting a movie. 49 min. AF is possible during movie shooting. 59 sec. 1 megapixel at [1280x720]. press the <A> button. To start movie shooting again. The still image quality will be as follows: Approx. 2 megapixels at [1920x1080].Shooting Function Settings Total Movie Recording Time and File Size Per Minute Movie-recording Size 6 [1920x1080] 5 4 [1280x720] [640x480] [Crop 640x480] 8 7 8 7 12 min. However. 39 min. [u Live mode].) The semi-transparent or black mask on the top and bottom or on the left and right will not be recorded.

no AE lock: Press the shutter button halfway to execute AF. press the <w> button. If the switch is set to <o> (immediate shooting). then press the transmit button. still photo shooting will take effect. press the shutter button to take a still photo without executing AF. • AE lock/AF: Press the shutter button halfway for AE lock. Convenient when you do not want to autofocus when taking a still photo during movie shooting. no AE lock: Press the shutter button halfway for metering. • AF/AF lock. For AF. For AF. p. • AF/AE lock: Normal function.Shooting Function Settings kShutter/AE lock button You can change the function assigned to the AE lock button and to when you press the shutter button halfway. AE lock is not possible. Set the shooting timing switch to <2>. While holding down the <w> button. The AF mode setting will also be reflected in Live View shooting. Convenient when you want to focus and meter at different parts of the picture. Press the <w> button for AE lock.204) to start and stop the movie shooting. 133 . press the <w> button. • AE/AF. Press the shutter button halfway to execute AF. Remote control shooting You can use the Remote Controller RC-6 (sold separately. AE lock is not possible.

Shooting Function Settings [o] Menu Movie exposure Normally.6400. 134 . The ISO speed range will be ISO 200 . shutter speed. kHighlight tone priority This can be set only when [Movie exposure] is set to [Manual]. The dynamic range is expanded from the standard 18% gray to bright highlights.16). The gradation between the grays and highlights becomes smoother. Grid display With [Grid 1l] or [Grid 2m]. Stereo sound recording is possible by connecting an external microphone (commercially available) equipped with a stereo mini plug (3. Metering timer You can change how long the exposure setting is displayed (AE lock time). monaural sound will be recorded with the built-in microphone. and aperture for movie shooting (p.) to the camera’s external microphone IN terminal (p.127). The Auto Lighting Optimizer will also be set automatically to [Disable] and cannot be changed. highlight detail will be improved. you can display grid lines. Sound recording When the sound recording is set to [On]. set this option to [Auto].5mm dia. The sound recording level will be adjusted automatically. The Grid display and Metering timer settings will also be reflected in Live View shooting. Setting [Movie exposure] to [Manual] enables you to manually set the ISO speed. If [Enable] is set.

the movie recording size and movie shooting remaining time (p. the faster the indicator will climb upward. If the indicator becomes full. It indicates how much data has not yet been written to the card (remaining capacity of the internal buffer memory). If you use a card having a slow writing speed. If you take still photos during movie shooting. The camera’s built-in microphone will also pick up camera operation noise.[2 Shooting 2] Menu The functions settable in this menu screen only apply when the Mode Dial is set to <k>. Setting the still images’ recording quality low might improve this problem. The slower the card. Notes on Movie Shooting Recording and Image Quality If the attached lens has an Image Stabilizer. These functions do not take effect in other shooting modes. 135 .126) will be displayed in red. the Image Stabilizer will operate at all times even if you do not press the shutter button halfway. the movie shooting might stop. shoot a few test movies to see if the card can write fast enough. a five-level indicator might appear on the right of the screen during movie shooting. movie shooting Indicator will stop automatically. you can prevent (or reduce) these noises from being recorded. If you use a tripod or if the Image Stabilizer is not necessary. you should set the IS switch to <2>. The Image Stabilizer will thereby consume battery power and may shorten the total movie shooting time or decrease the number of possible shots. Do not connect anything other than an external microphone to the camera’s external microphone IN terminal. the indicator will either not appear or the level (if displayed) will hardly go upward. If the card has a fast writing speed. If movie shooting is not possible due to insufficient remaining capacity of the card. If you use a commercially-available external microphone. First.

167.167) and shoot a movie in [1920x1080] or [1280x720]. Playback and TV connection If the brightness changes during movie shooting. the image quality may be degraded. If you connect the camera to a TV set (p. The image quality of movies is not affected. the TV will not output any sound during the shooting. If you connect the camera to a TV set with an HDMI cable (p.Notes on Movie Shooting Camera’s internal temperature increase and image degradation If the camera’s internal temperature becomes high. you will not be able to shoot again until the camera’s internal temperature decreases. However. turn off the camera. that part might look momentarily still when you playback the movie. 136 . However. the sound will be properly recorded. the actual movie will be properly recorded at the movie recording size that was set. If the <E> icon is displayed and you keep shooting movies until the camera’s internal temperature rises further. the movie being shot will be displayed at a small size on the TV. Turn off the power and let the camera rest for a while. If this happens. the movie shooting will stop automatically. If you take still photos while the <E> icon is displayed on the screen. the <E> icon may appear on the screen. 169) and shoot a movie. When not shooting.

146) Changing the Shooting Settings Screen Color (p.139) Adjusting the LCD Monitor Brightness (p.138) Setting the Auto Power-off Time (p.144) Preventing the LCD Monitor from Turning off Automatically (p.139) File Numbering Methods (p.140) Auto Rotation of Vertical Images (p.147) Automatic Sensor Cleaning (p.138) Setting the Image Review Time (p.150) Appending Dust Delete Data (p.Handy Features Silencing the Beeper (p.146) Setting the Flash (p.143) Reverting the Camera to the Default Settings (p.138) Card Reminder (p.142) Checking Camera Settings (p.151) Manual Sensor Cleaning (p.153) 7 137 .

then press <0>. and you cannot release the shutter. 138 . then press <0>. then press <0>. Under the [1] tab. then press <0>. Under the [1] tab. select [Beep]. select [Image review]. Select [Disable]. If [Off] is set. Select the desired review time. then press <0>. select [Release shutter without card]. If there is no card installed and you press the shutter button. if you operate any camera controls such as pressing the shutter button halfway.Handy Features 3 Silencing the Beeper You can prevent the beeper from sounding when focus is achieved or during self-timer operation. 3 Setting the Image Review Time You can set how long the image is displayed on the LCD monitor immediately after capture. Under the [1] tab. “Card” will be displayed in the viewfinder. the image review will be displayed up until the [Auto power off] time. If [Hold] is set. the image will not be displayed immediately after image capture. 3 Card Reminder This prevents shooting if there is no card in the camera. Select [Disable]. During the image review. the image display will end. then press <0>.

either turn off the camera yourself or press the <B> button to turn off the shooting settings display to save battery power. Under the [5] tab. When the camera has turned off due to auto power off. then press <0>. then press <0>. If [Off] has been set and the camera is not used for 30 min. the LCD monitor will turn off automatically. select [Auto power off]. 3 Adjusting the LCD Monitor Brightness You can adjust the brightness of the LCD monitor to make it easier to read. then press <0>. You can set this auto power-off time. set the LCD monitor brightness to 4 and prevent the ambient light from affecting the reviewed image. With the adjustment screen displayed. select [LCD brightness]. Select the desired power-off time. Under the [6] tab. the camera turns off automatically after the set time of idle operation elapses. press the <U> key to adjust the brightness.Handy Features 3 Setting the Auto Power-off Time To save battery power. you can wake up the camera by pressing the shutter button halfway or any of the following buttons: <M> <B> <x> etc. To turn on the LCD monitor again. When checking the exposure of an image. 139 . If [Off] has been set. press the <B> button. then press <0>..

This is convenient when you want to save the images numbered anywhere between 0001 to 9999 from multiple cards into one folder in your computer. the file numbering of the new images might continue from the file numbering of the existing images in the card. Select one. The available settings are described below. select [File numbering]. The captured images are assigned a sequential file number from 0001 to 9999 and saved in one folder. You can change how the file number is assigned. Even after you replace the card. then press <0>. Under the [5] tab. File numbering after replacing the card Card-1 Card-2 0051 0052 Next sequential file number 140 . the file numbering continues in sequence up to 9999. If the replacement card contains images recorded previously. If you want to use continuous file numbering.JPG. [Continuous]: The file numbering continues in sequence even after the card is replaced.Handy Features 3 File Numbering Methods The file number is like the frame number on a roll of film. then press <0>. you should use a newly-formatted card each time. The file number will appear on a computer in this format: IMG_0001.

This is convenient if you want to organize images according to cards. “. Each time you replace the card. For both JPEG and RAW images. If the file number in folder No. When you reset the file numbering manually. 141 . Replace it with a new card. The LCD monitor will display a message telling you to replace the card.Handy Features [Auto reset]: Resets the file numbering to 0001 whenever the card is replaced. After the manual reset. the file name will start with “IMG_”. you should use a newly-formatted card.CR2” for RAW images. File numbering after replacing the card Card-1 Card-2 0051 0001 File numbering is reset [Manual reset]: To reset the file numbering to 0001 manually or to start from file number 0001 in a new folder. a new folder is created automatically and the file numbering of images saved to that folder starts from 0001. for example. the file numbering of the new images might continue from the file numbering of the existing images in the card. If the replacement card contains images recorded previously. the file numbering restarts from 0001. To restart the file numbering from 0001. This is convenient if you want to use different folders for the images taken yesterday and the ones taken today. Movie file names will start with “MVI_”. The extension will be “. the file numbering returns to continuous or auto reset. 999 reaches 9999. MOV” for movies. and “.JPG” for JPEG images. shooting will not be possible even if the card still has storage capacity.

The setting of this feature can be changed. select [Auto rotate]. 142 . On the camera’s LCD monitor. Also. [OnPD] : The vertical image is automatically rotated during playback on both the camera’s LCD monitor and on the computer. In such a case. the image might not rotate for playback. : The vertical image is not automatically rotated at all. The available settings are described below. Use the software provided with the camera instead. [OnPD] is set. then playback the image. I want to rotate an image captured when [OnD] had been set. then press <0>. Set [OnPD].Handy Features 3 Auto Rotation of Vertical Images Vertical images are rotated automatically so they are displayed vertically on the camera’s LCD monitor and computer instead of horizontally. see “Rotating the Image” on page 159. The software used is not compatible with image rotation. FAQ The vertical image is not rotated during the image review immediately after it is captured. Under the [5] tab. Auto rotate will not work with vertical images captured while [Auto rotate] was set to [Off]. if the vertical image is taken while the camera is pointed up or down. Select one. Press the <x> button and the image playback will display the rotated image. [OnD] [Off] : The vertical image is automatically rotated only on the computer. then press <0>. but the image does not rotate during playback. It will be rotated. The vertical image does not rotate on the computer screen.

press the <B> button to display the settings. Press the <B> button again to return to the menu.142) LCD monitor auto off (p.102) Live View shooting (p.101)/ WB bracketing (p.138) Auto power off (p.96) WB correction (p.29) Beeper (p.107) Red-eye reduction (p. While the menu is displayed.65) Auto rotate display (p. Press the shutter button halfway to return to the shooting settings display.150) 143 . press the <B> button to display the camera’s major function settings.139) Sensor cleaning (p.146) Date/Time (p.Handy Features B Checking Camera Settings While the menu is displayed. Settings Display Card remaining capacity Color space (p.

(C.Handy Features 3 Reverting the Camera to the Default SettingsN This is for reverting all the camera’s shooting settings and Custom Functions to the default settings. Select [OK]. then press <0>. select [Clear settings]. then press <0>. 144 . 1 Select [Clear settings]. Under the [7] tab. then press <0>. Setting [Clear all camera settings] will reset the camera to the default settings on the next page. This works in the <d> and other Creative Zone modes. desired setting. select [Clear all camera settings].Fn)]. 3 Select [OK]. then press <0>. To revert the Custom Functions to the default settings. select [Clear all Custom Func. 2 Select the the shooting settings to the To revert default.

Brightness 10 images OnzD Unchanged Unchanged Unchanged Unchanged Live View Shooting Settings Live View shooting Enable Grid display Metering timer AF mode Off 16 sec. Live mode Movie Shooting Settings Movie-recording size 1920x1080 AF mode Live mode Disable AF during k kShutter/ AE lock button Remote control Movie exposure Grid display Metering timer Sound recording kHighlight tone priority AF/AE lock Disable Auto Off 16 sec. On Disable Eye-Fi transmission Disable My Menu settings Unchanged 145 .Handy Features Shooting Settings AF mode One-Shot AF AF point selection Automatic selection q (Evaluative Metering mode metering) ISO speed AUTO (Auto) Drive mode u (Single shooting) Exposure Canceled compensation/AEB Flash exposure compensation Custom Functions 0 (Zero) Unchanged Image-recording Settings Quality Picture Style Auto Lighting Optimizer Peripheral illumination correction Color space White balance WB correction WB-BKT File numbering Auto cleaning Dust Delete Data 73 Standard Standard Enable/ Correction data retained sRGB Q (Auto) Canceled Canceled Continuous Enable Erased Camera Settings Auto power off Beep Release shutter without card Image review Histogram Image jump w/6 Auto rotate LCD brightness Date/Time Language Video system Copyright information 30 sec. Enable Enable 2 sec.

then press <0>. then press <0>. Select [LCD auto off]. Under the [5] tab. 3 Changing the Shooting Settings Screen Color You can change the background color of the shooting settings screen. then press <0>.Handy Features 3 Preventing the LCD Monitor from Turning off Automatically This prevents the display-off sensor from turning off the shooting settings display automatically when your eye nears the viewfinder eyepiece. When you exit the menu. Select [Screen color]. 146 . the selected color will be displayed for the shooting settings screen. Select the desired color. select [Screen color]. Under the [5] tab. select [LCD auto off]. Select [Disable]. then press <0>.

select [Flash control]. [Flash firing] Normally. The flash functions will be displayed. The [External flash ***] menu options for external Speedlites are applicable only to an attached EX-series Speedlite compatible with the respective functions. Select [Flash control]. setting] menus can set the functions listed on the next page. setting] will vary depending on the Speedlite model. setting] and [External flash func. then press <0>. The functions displayed under [External flash func. setting] The [Built-in flash func. This is useful when you only want to use the flash’s AF-assist beam.3 Setting the FlashN The built-in flash and external Speedlite settings can be set with the menu. If [Disable] is set. 147 . Select [Built-in flash func. set this to [Enable]. both the built-in flash and external Speedlite will not fire. The setting procedure is the same as setting a camera menu function. Under the [1] tab. setting] and [External flash func. setting]. The functions not dimmed can be selected and set. [Built-in flash func. The flash control screen will appear. setting] or [External flash func.

you can also set [Hi-speed]. you can select the flash mode to suit your flash shooting. If [2nd curtain] is set. Flash mode With an external Speedlite.3 Setting the FlashN [Built-in flash func. * For other flash modes. and [Wireless set. Normally. the flash will fire right before the exposure ends. Shutter sync. setting] E-TTL II (Fixed) k k [External flash func. set this to [1st curtain] so that the flash fires immediately after the exposure starts. However. For details. With 2nd curtain sync. If an external Speedlite is attached. This is for advanced users. 148 . FEB* Flash exposure compensation E-TTL II Zoom* Wireless setting* – – – k k k k [Built-in flash func. you can create a trail of light such as from car headlights at night.]. setting] k Page 148 148 – 88 149 – – * Regarding [FEB] (Flash exposure bracketing). When this is combined with a slow sync speed. refer to the Speedlite’s instruction manual. two flashes will be fired: Once when you press the shutter button completely. setting] and [External flash func. and once immediately before the exposure ends. 1st curtain sync will automatically take effect. [E-TTL II] is the standard mode of EX-series Speedlites for automatic flash shooting. refer to your Speedlite’s instruction manual. [Manual flash] enables you to set the flash output yourself. see the Speedlite’s instruction manual. setting] Settable Functions Function Flash mode Shutter sync. [Zoom].. with shutter speeds faster than 1/30 sec.

3 Setting the FlashN

Flash exposure compensation See “y Flash Exposure Compensation” on page 88. E-TTL II For normal flash exposures, set it to [Evaluative]. If [Average] is set, the flash exposure will be averaged for the entire metered scene as with an external metering flash. Since flash exposure compensation may be necessary depending on the scene, this setting is for advanced users. Clear flash settings On the [External flash func. setting] screen, press the <B> button to display the screen to clear the flash settings. When you select [OK], the settings for the built-in flash and external Speedlite will be cleared.

Setting the External Speedlite Custom Functions

1

Display the Custom Function.
Select [External flash C.Fn setting], then press <0>.

the 2 SetPress Custom Function. press the <U> key, then
<0>. The procedure is the same as setting the camera’s Custom Functions (p.190). To clear all the Custom Function settings, select [Clear ext. flash C.Fn set.] in step 1.

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f Automatic Sensor Cleaning
Whenever you set the power switch to <1> or <2>, the Self Cleaning Sensor Unit operates to automatically shake off the dust on the front of the sensor. Normally, you need not pay attention to this operation. However, you can execute the sensor cleaning at anytime as well as disable it.

Cleaning the Sensor Now

1

Select [Sensor cleaning].
Under the [6] tab, select [Sensor cleaning], then press <0>.

2 Select [Clean nowf]. then press Select [Clean nowf],
<0>. Select [OK] on the dialog screen, then press <0>. The screen will indicate that the sensor is being cleaned. Although there will be a shutter sound, a picture is not taken.
For best results, do the sensor cleaning while the camera bottom is placed on a table or other flat surface. Even if you repeat the sensor cleaning, the result will not improve that much. Right after the sensor cleaning is finished, the [Clean nowf] option will remain disabled temporarily.

Disabling Automatic Sensor Cleaning
In step 2, select [Auto cleaningf] and set it to [Disable]. The sensor cleaning will no longer be executed when you set the power switch to <1> or <2>.

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3 Appending Dust Delete DataN
Normally, the Self Cleaning Sensor Unit will eliminate most of the dust that might be visible on captured images. However, in case visible dust still remains, you can append the Dust Delete Data to the image for erasing the dust spots later. The Dust Delete Data is used by Digital Photo Professional (provided software) to erase the dust spots automatically.

Preparation
Get a solid-white object (paper, etc.). Set the lens focal length to 50mm or longer. Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF> and set the focus to infinity (∞). If the lens has no distance scale, look at the front of the lens and turn the focusing ring clockwise all the way.

Obtain the Dust Delete Data

1

Select [Dust Delete Data].
Under the [y] tab, select [Dust Delete Data], then press <0>.

2 Select [OK]. and press <0>. After Select [OK]
the automatic self-cleaning of the sensor is performed, a message will appear. Although there will be a shutter sound, a picture is not taken.

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3 Appending Dust Delete DataN

solid-white object. 3 Photograph a of 20 cm - 30 cm (0.7 ft. At a distance
- 1.0 ft.), fill the viewfinder with a patternless, solid-white object and take a picture. The picture will be taken in the aperture-priority AE mode with an aperture of f/22. Since the image will not be saved, the data can still be obtained even if there is no card in the camera. When the picture is taken, the camera will start obtaining the Dust Delete Data. When the Dust Delete Data is obtained, a message will appear. Select [OK], and the menu will reappear. If the data was not obtained successfully, a message to that effect will appear. Follow the “Preparation” procedure on the preceding page, then select [OK]. Take the picture again.

About the Dust Delete Data
After the Dust Delete Data is obtained, it is appended to all the JPEG and RAW images captured thereafter. Before an important shoot, you should update the Dust Delete Data by obtaining it again. To erase dust spots automatically with the provided software, see the PDF Software Instruction Manual on the CD-ROM. The Dust Delete Data appended to the image is so small that it hardly affects the image file size.
Be sure to use a solid-white object such as a new sheet of white paper. If the paper has any pattern or design, it may be recognized as dust data and affect the accuracy of the dust deletion with the software.

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Dust which could not be removed by the automatic sensor cleaning can be removed manually with a blower, etc. The surface of the image sensor is extremely delicate. If the sensor needs to be cleaned directly, having it done by a Canon Service Center is recommended. Before cleaning the sensor, detach the lens from the camera.

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Select [Sensor cleaning].
Under the [6] tab, select [Sensor cleaning], then press <0>.

2 Select [Clean manually].then press Select [Clean manually],
<0>.

3 Select [OK]. then press <0>. Select [OK],
In a moment, the reflex mirror will lockup and the shutter will open.

4 End the cleaning. to <2>. Set the power switch
For the power source, using the AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 (sold separately) is recommended. If you use a battery, make sure it is fully recharged. If the battery grip with size-AA/LR6 batteries is attached, manual sensor cleaning will not be possible.

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Never use canned air or gas to clean the sensor. • Opening the card slot cover.3 Manual Sensor CleaningN While cleaning the sensor. the shutter will close and the shutter curtains or reflex mirror might get damaged. If smear that cannot be removed with a blower remains. Use a plain blower without any brush attached. the shutter will close and the shutter curtains and image sensor might get damaged. never do any of the following. If the power is cut off. A brush can scratch the sensor. The surface of the image sensor is extremely delicate. If the power is turned off. 154 . • Setting the power switch to <2>. Do not insert the blower tip inside the camera beyond the lens mount. having the sensor cleaned by a Canon Service Center is recommended. The blowing force can damage the sensor or the spray gas can freeze on the sensor. • Opening the battery compartment cover. Clean the sensor with care.

Here you will find explanations about how to playback and erase photos and movies with the camera and viewing them on a TV set. 8 About images taken with another camera: The camera might not be able to properly display images captured with a different camera or edited with a computer or whose file name was changed. going into more detail than in Chapter 2 “Basic Shooting and Image Playback” which explained the playback procedure.Image Playback This chapter explains features related to viewing photos and movies. 155 .

3 Select the image. When you press the <x> button. Press the <I> The 4-image index display will appear. 4 images and one image displayed. Press <0> and the selected image will be displayed as a single image. 1 Playback the image. Pressing the <u> button will toggle the display from 9 images. Turn the <6> dial to see the next screen of index images. 156 . display. Press the <I> button again to switch to the 9-image index display. to move the blue Press the <S> key frame to select the image. the last captured image will be displayed. The currently-selected image will be highlighted in a blue frame.x Searching for Images Quickly H Display Multiple Images on One Screen (Index display) Search for images quickly with the index display showing four or nine images on one screen. 2 Switch to the indexbutton.

The jump display will proceed according to the selected jump method. by jumping. then press <0>. 1 Select the jump method. Jump method Image location To search images according to the shooting date. If the card contains both [Movies] and [Stills]. 157 . select the desired jump method from [1 image/10 images/100 images/ Date/Movies/Stills]. 2 Browse the <x> button to playback Press the image. On the single-image display. To change the jump method. On the bottom right. press the <V> key. the jump method and current image location are indicated. select either one to display only movies or stills. you can turn the <6> dial to jump through the images. In the [4 Image jump w/6] menu. Turn the <6> dial to display the shooting date.x Searching for Images Quickly I Jump through Images (Jump display) With the single image display. select [Date]. turn the <6> dial.

During image playback. press the <x> button and the single image display will return. Magnified area position around image. the magnification will continue to reduce to the single image display. 158 . If you hold down the button. If you hold down the <u> button. the image will continue to be magnified until it reaches the maximum magnification. To exit the magnified display. 1 Magnify the image. press the <u> button.u/y Magnified View You can magnify a shot image by 1. Magnified view is not possible during the image review immediately after the image is taken. Press the <I> button to reduce the magnification. You can turn the <6> dial to view another image while the magnification is maintained. 2 Scroll the <S>the to scroll around the Use key magnified image. A movie cannot be magnified.5x to 10x on the LCD monitor. The image will be magnified.

select [Rotate]. the Each time you press image will rotate clockwise as follows: 90° → 270° → 0° To rotate another image. If you have set [5 Auto rotate] to [OnzD] (p. 159 . To exit and return to the menu. <0>. then press <0>. You can also select an image on the index display. set the [5 Auto rotate] menu option to [OnzD]. press the <M> button. repeat steps 2 and 3. 3 Rotate the image. you need not rotate the image as described above.b Rotating the Image You can rotate the displayed image to the desired orientation. If the rotated image is not displayed in the rotated orientation during image playback. 1 Select [Rotate].142) before taking vertical shots. 2 Select the image. key to select the Press the <U> image to be rotated. A movie cannot be rotated. Under the [3] tab.

Playback on the Camera’s LCD Monitor (p.167. Even if the camera is connected to a hard disk recorder with a USB cable. you can watch Full HD (Full HighDefinition: 1920x1080) and HD (HighDefinition: 1280x720) movies with higher image quality. Then you can playback the captured movies and photos on the TV. Playback on a TV set (p. You can also playback photos and movies recorded in the card as an automatic slide show. 169) Use the provided AV cable or an HDMI Cable HTC-100 (sold separately) to connect the camera to a TV set. there are the following three ways to playback the movies you shot. A movie edited with a personal computer cannot be rewritten to the card and played back with the camera. the camera cannot be connected with an HDMI cable.162-166) You can playback movies on the camera’s LCD monitor and even edit out the first and last scenes. 160 . If you have a High-Definition TV set and connect your camera with an HDMI cable. Movies on a card can be played only by devices which can play MOV files.k Enjoying Movies Basically. Since hard disk recorders do not have an HDMI IN terminal. movies and photos cannot be played nor saved.

If you want to use commercially-available software to playback or edit the movies. use a high-performance personal computer. inquire the software maker. For details on commercially-available software. see the PDF file instruction manual. Regarding the computer hardware requirements for ZoomBrowser EX/ ImageBrowser. You can also extract a single frame from a movie and save it as a still photo.k Enjoying Movies Playback and Editing with a Personal Computer (See the PDF file instruction manual for ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser) The movie files recorded in the card can be transferred to a personal computer and played or edited with ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser (provided software). be sure it is compatible with MOV files. 161 . For smooth movie playback.

As movies cannot be played on the index display. During the index display. Select The movie will start playing. you can adjust the sound volume by turning the <6> dial. The movie playback panel will appear on the bottom. press On <0>. With the single-image display. movie. 2 Select athe <U> key to select a Press movie. 4 Playback[7] (Play).k Playing Movies 1 Playback the image. You can pause the movie playback by pressing <0>. <0>. During movie playback. For more details on the playback procedure. the perforation on the left edge of the image indicates that it is a movie. then press <0>. the <1s> icon displayed on the upper left indicates that it is a movie. press <0> to switch to the single-image display. see the next page. Press the <x> button to display the image. 162 . 3 Pressthe single-image display. Speaker the movie.

If you connect the camera to a TV set (p. 169) to playback a movie.162) sound volume by turning the <6> dial. If you took a still photo while you shot the movie.167. (Turning the <6> dial will not adjust the sound volume. it will fast forward the movie. the still photo will be displayed for approx. Displays the editing screen (p.) 163 . Playback position Playback time You can adjust the built-in speaker’s (p.164). during the movie playback. 1 sec. adjust the sound volume with the TV set. Displays the movie’s first frame.173). press the <B> button to switch the shooting information display (p. the continuous playback time at 23°C/73°F will be as follows: Approx. If you hold down <0>. 2 hr. it will rewind the movie. Adjust the slow motion speed by pressing the <U> key. 2 Exit 7 Play 8 Slow motion 5 First frame 3 Previous frame 6 Next frame 4 Last frame X Edit mm’ ss” 9 Volume With a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8. If you hold down <0>. During the single-image display. Displays the movie’s last frame. Each time you press <0>.k Playing Movies Function Playback Description Returns to the single-image display. the movie will play frame-byframe. The slow-motion speed is indicated on the upper right. a single previous frame is displayed. Each time you press <0>. Pressing <0> toggles between play and stop. 30 min.

4 Save the[W]. To change the editing. 3 Check the edited movie. [New file] will not be selectable. Since the editing is done in 1-sec. Press the <U> key to see the previous or next frames. 164 . press <0>. Holding it down will fast forward the frames. More movie editing functions are available with ZoomBrowser EX/ ImageBrowser (provided software). select [2] and press <0>. be edited out. movie. The editing screen will be displayed. then press <0>. select [Overwrite]. to Select [7] and press <0> playback the portion highlighted in blue. the exact position where the movie is edited may differ slightly from the position you specified. To cancel the editing. increments (position indicated by [X]). select [X]. To save it and overwrite the original movie file. go back to step 2. select [New file]. To save it as a new movie.X Editing the Movie’s First and Last Scenes You can edit out the first and last scenes of a movie in 1-sec. Select The save screen will appear. The portion highlighted in blue on the top of the screen is what will remain. If the card does not have enough room. After deciding which part to edit out. Then press <0>. 1 On the movie playback screen. increments. then press <0>. 2 Specify the part to(Cut beginning) or Select either [U] [V] (Cut end).

Only the movies in the card will be played back. jAll images iDate kMovies zStills 165 . Press the <V> key to select one of the following: [jAll images/iDate/ kMovies/zStills]. Still photos and movies taken on the selected shooting date will be played back. then press <0>. Item Playback Description All the still photos and movies in the card will be played back. 1 Select [Slide show]. press the <B> button while <zH> is highlighted. Only the still photos in the card will be played back. Number of images to be played 2 Select the images to be played back. select [Slide show]. Press the <V> key to select the top menu item. The [Select date] screen will appear. Press the <V> key to select the date. Under the [3] tab. If you selected [iDate]. then press <0>. then press <0>. Then press <0>.3 Slide Show (Auto Playback) You can playback the images in the card as an automatic slide show.

Press then press <0>. During pause. the slide show will start.. During the slide show. set the [Display time] and [Repeat] options. auto power off will not take effect. During pause. you can press the <U> key to view another image. For still photos. and return to To quit the slide show the setting screen. After [Loading image. press <0>. you can adjust the sound volume by turning the <6>. The display time may vary depending on the image.] is displayed. 169. Press <0> again to resume the slide show. [G] will be displayed on the upper left of the image. 4 Start thethe <V> key to select [Start]. During movie playback.. [Display time] [Repeat] slide show. To view the slide show on a TV set. then press the <M> button. 5 Quit the slide show. see pages 167. 166 . To pause the slide show. press the <M> button. you can press the <B> button to change the still photo display format. the key to select [Set up]. then press <0>. During auto playback.3 Slide Show (Auto Playback) the time 3 SetPressplay<V>and repeat option.

Connect the HDMI cable to the camera’s <D> terminal. * Adjust the movie’s sound volume with the TV set. * Depending on the TV set. see page 162. 1 Connect the HDMI cable to the camera. 167 . Viewing on HD (High-Definition) TV Sets The HDMI Cable HTC-100 (sold separately) is required.Viewing the Images on TV You can also view the still photos and movies on a TV set. Before connecting or disconnecting the cable between the camera and television. 4 Set the camera’s power switch to <1>. HDMI cable to 2 Connect thethe HDMI cable tothe TV set. With the plug’s <dHDMI MINI> logo facing the front of the camera.) The images will be displayed at the TV’s optimum resolution automatically. button. To playback movies. By pressing the <B> button. 5 Press the <x>appear on the TV The image will screen. turn off the camera and television. part of the image displayed might be cut off. you can change the display format. on the TV and switch the 3 Turn video input to select the TV’s connected port. (Nothing will be displayed on the camera’s LCD monitor. insert it into the <D> terminal. Connect the TV’s HDMI IN port.

For a slide show. you can use the TV set’s remote control for playback operations. you can use the TV set’s remote control for playback operations. the TV set’s input will automatically switch to the HDMI port connected to the camera.Viewing the Images on TV Do not connect any other device’s output to the camera’s <D> terminal. When you press the camera’s <x> button. Under the [4] tab. 2 Select the remote control to the TV set Point the and press the / button to select the image. 1 Select [Ctrl over HDMI]. The menu displayed will differ for still photos and movies. * A function enabling you to control multiple HDMI devices with one remote control unit. use the provided AV cable to connect to the TV. Press the / button to select an option. Select [Return] and press the Enter button. The menu will disappear and you can use the / button to select an image. Then press the Enter button. then press <0>. For HDMI CEC TV sets When a TV set compatible with HDMI CEC* is connected to the camera with the HDMI cable. The camera’s <q/C> terminal and <D> terminal cannot be used at the same time. press the remote control’s / button to select an option. In such a case. then press the Enter button. image. Doing so may cause a malfunction. 168 . then press the Enter button. Some TVs might not be able to display the captured images. The menu will appear. When the camera is connected to a TV set. then press <0>. select [Ctrl over HDMI]. Select [Enable].

Certain TV sets. video input the connected 4 Set the camera’s power switch to <1>. If the video system format does not match the TV’s.) To playback movies. see the TV set’s instruction manual.Viewing the Images on TV Some TV sets require you to first enable the HDMI CEC connection. see page 162. (Red) (White) (Yellow) cable 2 Connect the AV cable toto the TV set. (Nothing will be displayed on the camera’s LCD monitor. Connect the AV the TV’s video IN terminal and to the audio IN terminal. button. the images will not be displayed properly. Connect the AV cable to the camera’s <q/ C> terminal. 5 Press the <x>appear on the TV The image will screen. set the camera’s [4 Ctrl over HDMI] menu option to [Disable]. For details. In such a case. Do not use any AV cable other than the one provided. may not operate properly. Viewing on Non-HD (High-Definition) TV Sets 1 Connect the provided AV cable to the camera. insert it into the <q/ C> terminal. Set the proper video system format with the [6 Video system] menu option. 169 . and use the camera to control the playback operation. Images might not be displayed if you use a different cable. even those compatible with HDMI CEC. TV and 3 Turn on the to selectswitch the TV’s port. With the plug’s <Canon> logo facing the back of the camera.

repeat step 2. To exit the image protection. then press <0>. the <K> icon will appear on the top of the screen. press the <M> button. 2 Select the image andto select the Press the <U> key image to be protected. To cancel the image protection. Once an image is protected. then press <0>. select [Protect images]. you must first cancel the protection.K Protecting Images Protecting an image prevents it from being erased accidentally. The <K> icon will disappear.42). 1 Select [Protect images]. If you format the card (p. Under the [3] tab. The menu will reappear. 170 . the protected images will also be erased. To erase a protected image. only the protected images will remain. To protect another image. press <0> again. it cannot be erased by the camera’s erase function. If you erase all the images (p. When an image is protected. The protect setting screen will appear. This is convenient when you want to erase unnecessary images all at once. Image protect icon protect it.172).

press <0>. protect them. The Select [Erase]. 3 Checkmarking <X> Images to be Erased in a Batch By checkmarking the images to be erased. Erasing a Single Image 1 Playback the image to be erased. To prevent important images from being erased accidentally. at the The erase dialog will appear bottom of the screen. then press <0>. 1 Select [Erase images]. 2 Press the <L> button. then image displayed will be erased. Protected images (p. it cannot be recovered. Erasing a 1+73 image will erase both the RAW and JPEG images. Under the [3] tab. select [Erase images].170) will not be erased. Once an image is erased. 171 . 3 Erase the image.L Erasing Images You can either select and erase images one by one or erase them in one batch. you can erase multiple images at one time. Make sure you no longer need the image before erasing it.

4 Erase the images. 3 Erasing All Images in the Card You can also erase all the images in the card. all the images in the card will be erased. When the [3 Erase images] menu is set to [All images on card]. press the <u> button. format the card (p. To return to the single-image display. Select [Select and erase then press <0>. repeat step 3. The <X> icon will be displayed on the upper left. To erase other images. press the <I> button. To display the three-image display. Select [OK]. Press the <L> button. 2 Select [Select and eraseimages].42). to be erased. then press <0>. The images will be displayed. 3 Select the images to be erased and Select the images press the <V> key.L Erasing Images images]. To also erase protected images. 172 . The selected images will be erased.

and frame rate <8/7/6/5/4> will be displayed. the movie icon <k/ >.B Shooting Information Display When you press the <B> button during single-image playback. you can switch the shooting information display. * For still photos taken during movie shooting display. The most detailed shooting information is shown below. the 73 file size is displayed. <G> will be displayed. recording format <D>. any overexposed areas of the image will blink. set the exposure compensation to a negative amount and shoot again. * For movie files. 173 . Exposure compensation amount Flash exposure compensation amount Aperture Shutter speed/ Recording time Metering mode Shooting mode/ Movie Image-recording quality/ Movie-recording size Playback number/ Total images recorded White balance White balance correction File size Protect Folder number .File number Histogram (Brightness/RGB) Picture Style and settings ISO speed Highlight tone priority Color space Shooting date and time Image verification data appended * With 1+73 images. recording size <A/B/C>. About the Highlight Alert When the shooting information is displayed. To obtain more image detail in the overexposed areas. The shutter speed and aperture will not be displayed.

the respective color information will be lacking. And the more pixels there are toward the right. And if there are too many pixels on the right. the shadow detail will be lost. The RGB histogram display is for checking the color saturation and gradation. The more pixels there are toward the left. the highlight detail will be lost. If there are too many pixels on the left. And the more pixels there are toward the right. the brighter the image. green. The horizontal axis indicates the color’s brightness level (darker on the left and brighter on the right). The gradation in-between will be reproduced. [RGB] Display This histogram is a graph showing the distribution of each primary color’s brightness level in the image (RGB or red. while the vertical axis indicates how many pixels exist for each brightness level. The horizontal axis indicates the brightness level Dark image (darker on the left and brighter on the right). By checking the image and its brightness histogram. the brighter and denser the color. 174 . the darker and less prominent the color. Bright image And if there are too many pixels on the right. you can see the exposure level inclination and the overall gradation. while the vertical axis indicates how many pixels exist for each color brightness level. the darker the image. and blue). By checking the image’s RGB histogram. The more pixels Normal brightness there are toward the left.B Shooting Information Display About the Histogram The brightness histogram display shows the exposure level distribution and overall brightness. If there are too many pixels on the left. The display can be switched with the [4 Histogram] menu. you can see the color’s saturation and gradation condition and white balance inclination. the color will be too saturated with no detail. Sample Histograms [Brightness] Display This histogram is a graph showing the distribution of the image’s brightness level.

9 175 . Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) (p.176) You can connect the camera directly to a printer and print out the images in the card. quantity to print. etc.Printing Images Printing (p. You can print multiple images in one batch or give the print order to a photofinisher.185) DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) enables you to print images recorded in the card according to your printing instructions such as the image selection. The camera is compatible with “wPictBridge” which is the standard for direct printing.

2 SetFor details. 4 Turn on the printer. refer to the printer’s instruction manual. the cable plug’s <D> icon must face the front side of the camera. 3 Connecting the camera to a printer. When connecting the cable plug to the camera’s <q/C> terminal.Preparing to Print The direct printing procedure is done entirely with the camera while you look at the LCD monitor. 5 Set the camera’s power switch to <1>. Some printers may make a beeping sound. up the printer. Use the interface cable provided with the camera. Connecting the Camera to a Printer 1 Set the camera’s power switch to <2>. To connect to the printer. see the printer’s instruction manual. 176 .

Before disconnecting the cable. If there is a long beeping sound in step 5. 2. first turn off the camera and printer. printing up to approx. using AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 (sold separately) to power the camera is recommended. 6 Playback thex> button. make sure it is fully charged. do the following: 1. select [Print]. 4 hours is possible. Press the < The image will appear. Press the <x> button to playback the image. The camera cannot be used with printers compatible only with CP Direct or Bubble Jet Direct. If you use a battery pack to power the camera. The error message will be displayed on the LCD monitor (p. 177 . 3. Do not use any interface cable other than the one provided. Hold the plug (not the cord) to pull out the cable.Preparing to Print wPictBridge image.184). For direct printing. it indicates a problem with the printer. With a fully-charged battery. To find out what’s wrong. Press <0>. On the print setting screen. Movies cannot be printed. and the <w> icon will appear on the upper left to indicate that the camera is connected to a printer.

Starts the printing. * Depending on the printer. <0>. Sets the quantity to be printed. Sets the paper size.setting screen will appear. 0 2 Press <print>. For details. type. and layout you have set are displayed. and layout. Returns to the screen in step 1. The paper size. Sets the date or file number imprinting to on or off. Press the <U> key to select the image to be printed. 178 .183). The Print setting screen Sets the printing effects (p. Check that the <w> icon is displayed on the upper left of the LCD monitor. type. The paper settings screen will appear.180). certain settings such as the date and file number imprinting and trimming might not be available.then press Select [Paper settings]. see the printer’s instruction manual. Some settings might not be available. Printer-connected icon 1 Select the image to be printed.wPrinting The screen display and setting options will differ depending on the printer. Sets the trimming (cropping) (p. 3 Select [Paper settings].

will be imprinted. white balance. 4. 8.185) will be printed. The print will have no borders. the camera name. shooting mode. 20 or 35 thumbnails of the images ordered through DPOF (p.. If your printer cannot print borderless prints. The page layout screen will appear. * From the Exif data. exposure compensation amount. Bordered Borderless Borderedc xx-up 20-upc 35-upp Default The print will have white borders along the edges. etc. then press <0>. or 20 images on one sheet. Option to print 2. The page layout will vary depending on the printer model or its settings. the print will have borders. The shooting information* will be imprinted on the border on 9x13cm and larger prints. read the printer’s instruction manual to check what paper types can be used. lens name. aperture. When using a Canon printer and Canon paper. YSetting the Paper Type Select the type of the paper loaded in the printer. On A4 or Letter size paper. then press <0>. The print setting screen will reappear. USetting the Page Layout Select the page layout. 179 . • [20-upc] will have the shooting information* imprinted. 9. ISO speed.wPrinting QSetting the Paper Size Select the size of the paper loaded in the printer. 16. shutter speed. then press <0>. The paper type screen will appear.

Select the option on the upper right (circled in the screenshot).182).” The printing will differ depending on the printer. * When you change the printing effects. it is reflected in the image displayed on the upper left. Prints in black-and-white with cool. then press <0>. yellowish blacks. The image noise is reduced before printing. No zNatural automatic color adjustments are applied. The image’s Exif data is used to make automatic corrections. bluish blacks. The image will be printed with higher saturation to produce more vivid blues and greens. Prints in black-and-white with true blacks. Printing Effect EOn EOff EVIVID ENR 0 B/W 0 Cool tone Description The image will be printed according to the printer’s standard colors. 0 Warm tone Prints in black-and-white with warm. Prints the image in the actual colors and contrast. zNatural M EDefault The printing characteristics are the same as the “Natural” setting. go to step 5. then press <0>. this setting enables finer printing adjustments than with “Natural. If the <e> icon is displayed next to <z>. Select the desired printing effect. This also applies to [Brightness] and [Adjust levels] on page 182. No automatic correction will be applied. However. For details. see the printer’s instruction manual. you can also adjust the printing effect (p. If you any printing effects.wPrinting the 4 SetSet asprinting effects.need not set necessary. Note that the printed image might look slightly different from the displayed image which is only an approximation. What is displayed on the screen differs depending on the printer. 180 .

then press <0>. Set the number of copies. it may take some time for the printing to start after you select [Print]. Just select the image and press the <l> button. necessary. then press <0>. you can print another image using the same settings. Select <I>. (You cannot set the number of copies. Set as desired. If image tilt correction (p. To stop the printing. any trimming (p. 7 Start printing. With Easy printing. then press <0>.183) will not be applied. The [Default] setting for printing effects and other options are the printer’s own default settings as set by the printer’s manufacturer. then press <0>. the 6 SetSet asnumber of copies. then select [OK].183) has been applied.) Also. Depending on the image’s file size and image-recording quality.144). press <0> while [Stop] is displayed. Select [Print]. the number of copies will always be 1. Select <R>. 181 .wPrinting 5 Set the date and file number imprinting. With Easy printing. then press <0>. all the settings will revert to the default. Set as necessary. See the printer’s instruction manual to find out what the [Default] settings are. it may take longer to print the image. If you execute [Clear all camera settings] (p.

182 . When [On] is set. A is amber. [Saturation]. The [kBrightener] and [Red-eye corr. To adjust the [Color balance]. you can change the histogram’s distribution and adjust the image’s brightness and contrast. With the Adjust levels screen displayed. all the printing effect settings will be reverted to the default. Red-eye corr. kBrightener Effective in backlit conditions which can make the subject’s face look dark. and [Color balance].wPrinting e Adjustment of Printing Effects In step 4 on page 180. M is magenta. If you select [Clear all]. and G is green. What can be adjusted or what is displayed will depend on the selection made in step 4. Adjust levels When you select [Manual]. When you select [Detail set. Press the <U> key to freely adjust the shadow level (0 .255). you can adjust the [Contrast]. When the <e> icon is displayed next to <z>. press the <B> button to change the position of the <h>. Brightness The image brightness can be adjusted.] effects will not show on the screen. Effective in flash images where the subject has red eye. the face will be brightened for printing.127) or highlight level (128 . the red eye will be corrected for printing. [Color tone]. select the printing effect. B is for blue.]. The color in the respective direction will be corrected. When [On] is set. press the <B> button. You can then adjust the printing effect. use the <S> keys.

5-degree increments. You can check the trimmed image area on the upper left of the print setting screen. Do the trimming right before printing. the trimming frame will toggle between the vertical and horizontal orientations. The image area within the trimming frame will be printed. If you set the trimming and then set the print settings. the <O> icon on the screen will turn blue. The print setting screen will reappear. select [Trimming]. you can adjust the image tilt angle up to ±10 degrees in 0.wPrinting Trimming the Image Tilt correction You can crop the image and print only the trimmed portion as if the image was recomposed. the size of the trimming frame will change. position. 1 On the print setting screen. The smaller the trimming frame. you may have to set the trimming again. When you adjust the image tilt. Changing the trimming frame size When you press the <u> or <I> button. Moving the trimming frame Press the <S> key to move the frame over the image vertically or horizontally. 3 Press <0> to exit the trimming. This enables you to create a vertical-oriented print from a horizontal image. 2 Set the trimming frame size. Image tilt correction By turning the <6> dial. and aspect ratio. 183 . the larger the image magnification will be for printing. Move the trimming frame until it covers the desired image area. Rotating the frame Each time you press the <B> button. The trimming frame’s aspect ratio can be changed with [Paper settings].

After fixing the problem. Handling Printer Errors If you resolve a printer error (no ink. no paper. While trimming the image. resume printing.wPrinting Depending on the printer. an error message will appear on the camera’s LCD monitor. Hardware Error Check for any printer problems other than paper and ink problems. look at the camera’s LCD monitor. Press <0> to stop printing. File Error The selected image cannot be printed via PictBridge. Error Messages If a problem occurs during printing. refer to the printer’s instruction manual. see the printer’s instruction manual. the grainier the picture will look on the print. If you look at the image on a TV screen. For details on how to fix a printing problem. The smaller you make the trimming frame. Images taken with a different camera or images edited with a computer might not be printable. operate the buttons on the printer to resume printing. the trimmed image area might not be printed as you specified. For details on resuming the printing. Paper Error Check whether the paper is properly loaded in the printer. etc.) and select [Continue] to resume printing but it does not resume. the trimming frame might not be displayed accurately. 184 . and check the waste ink tank. Ink Error Check the printer’s ink level.

]. then press <0>. Select the desired setting. then press <0>. imprinting. [Print type] [Date] [File No. and file No.] 185 . Select [Set up]. date imprinting. 2 Select [Set up]. [Date]. (They cannot be set individually for each image. Under the [3] tab. The print settings will be applied to all print-ordered images.W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) You can set the print type.) Setting the Printing Options 1 Select [Print order]. Select the option to be set. select [Print order]. then press <0>. then press <0>. the option as desired. and [File No. 3 SetSet the [Print type].

the print order may not be possible. Press the <7> button. When printing with DPOF. With [Index] prints. Do not insert into the camera a card whose print order was set by a different camera and then try to specify a print order. The print order may not work or may be overwritten.W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) Print type K L K L Standard Prints one image on one sheet. select [Sel. depending on the image type. Index Both Multiple thumbnail images are printed on one sheet. both the [Date] and [File No. Or check with your photofinisher about compatibility when ordering prints. the date or file No. It will not work if you just extract images from the card and try to print them.] cannot be set to [On] at the same time. If this happens with your printer. 4 Exit the setting.Image] or [All image] to order the images to be printed. 186 . Next. Date File number On Off On Off [On] imprints the recorded date on the print. you must use the card whose print order specifications have been set. Certain DPOF-compatible printers and photofinishers might not be able to print the images as you specified. on the print. might not be imprinted depending on the print type setting and printer model.] are set to [On]. RAW images and movies cannot be print ordered. Even if [Date] and [File No. [On] imprints the file No. refer to the printer’s instruction manual. Also. The print order screen will reappear. Prints both the standard and index prints.

After completing the print order. 187 . one copy of all the images in the card will be set for printing. If you select [Clear all on card].W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) Print Ordering Sel. press the <M> button to save the print order to the card. If you specify more than this. the print order will be cleared for all the images in the card. RAW images and movies will not be included in the print order. all the images might not be printed. print no more than 400 images for one print order. press the <u> button. To return to the single-image display. Quantity Total images selected Check mark Index icon All image If you select [Mark all on card]. Even if you select “All image”.Image Select and order images one by one. [Standard] [Both] Press the <V> key to set the number of copies to be printed for the displayed image. To display the three-image display. When using a PictBridge printer. press the <I> button. [Index] Press the <V> key to checkmark the box <X> and the image will be included in the index print.

you changed the print order or deleted print-ordered images. Depending on the printer. select [Print order]. If [Bordered] is set. the date might look light if it is imprinted on a bright background or on the border. be sure to set the paper size. Before printing. Certain printers cannot imprint the file No. 5 Select [OK]. • When you set the index. If you stopped the printing and want to resume printing the remaining images.180) if necessary. 3 Select [Print]. • When you paused the printing.W Direct Printing with DPOF With a PictBridge printer. Under [Adjust levels]. Follow the “Connecting the Camera to a Printer” procedure up to step 5. 1 Prepare to print. [Print] will be displayed only if the camera is connected to the printer and printing is possible. 4 Set the [Paper settings]. you can easily print images with DPOF. (p. If a problem occurs during printing. select [Resume]. Note that printing will not resume if you stop the printing and any of the following occurs: • Before resuming the printing. See page 176. see page 184.178) Set the printing effects (p. the card’s remaining capacity was low. 2 Under the [3] tab. certain printers might imprint the date on the border. you changed the paper setting before resuming the printing. [Manual] cannot be selected. 188 .

Zo ne 10 Cre at iv e 189 .Customizing the Camera You can customize various camera features to suit your picture-taking preferences. You can do it with Custom Functions. Custom Functions can be set and used only in Creative Zone modes.

. Under the [7] tab. 190 .Fn)]. Press the <U> the Custom Function No. 4 Exit the the <M> button. then press <0>. Custom Function No.Fn)]. the setting 3 Change the <V> keyas desired. (C. At the bottom of the screen. Function 2 Select the Customkey to select No. Press to select the setting (number). the current Custom Function settings are indicated below the respective function numbers.Fn)] to clear all the Custom Function settings (p. Repeat steps 2 and 3 if you want to set other Custom Functions. then press <0>. select [Clear all Custom Func. Press The screen for step 1 will reappear.3 Setting Custom FunctionsN 1 Select [Custom Functions (C. Clearing All Custom Functions On the [7 Clear settings] menu. select [Custom Functions (C. then press <0>.144). setting.

speed in Av mode p.Fn IV: Operation/Others 9 10 11 12 Shutter/AE lock button Assign SET button LCD display when power ON Add image verification data p.197 k k k The shaded Custom Functions do not work during Live View (LV) shooting.194 p. (Settings are disabled.Fn I: Exposure 1 2 3 Exposure level increments ISO expansion Flash sync.194 k k k C.Fn II: Image 4 5 6 Long exposure noise reduction High ISO speed noise reduction Highlight tone priority p.193 p.196 p.195 k C.3 Setting Custom FunctionsN Custom Functions C.) 191 .Fn I -1 setting will also be applied to movie shooting.192 A LV shooting k k k * The C.195 p.Fn III: Autofocus/Drive 7 8 AF-assist beam firing Mirror lockup p. C.

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Custom Functions are organized into four groups based on the function type: C.Fn I: Exposure, C.Fn II: Image, C.Fn III: Autofocus/Drive, C.Fn IV: Operation/Others.

C.Fn I: Exposure
C.Fn-1 Exposure level increments

0: 1/3-stop 1: 1/2-stop Sets 1/2-stop increments for the shutter speed, aperture, exposure compensation, AEB, flash exposure compensation, etc. Effective when you prefer to control the exposure in less fine increments than 1/3-stop increments.
The exposure level will be displayed in the viewfinder and on the LCD monitor as shown below.

C.Fn-2

ISO expansion

0: Off 1: On For the ISO speed, “H” (equivalent to ISO 12800) will be selectable.

C.Fn-3

Flash sync. speed in Av (Aperture-priority AE) mode

0: Auto The flash sync speed is set automatically within a range of 1/200 sec. to 30 sec. to suit the scene’s brightness. 1: 1/200-1/60 sec. auto When flash is used with aperture-priority AE (f), this prevents a slow flash-sync speed from being set automatically in low-light conditions. It is effective for preventing subject blur and camera shake. However, while the subject will be properly exposed with the flash, the background will come out dark. 2: 1/200 sec. (fixed) The flash-sync speed is fixed to 1/200 sec. This more effectively prevents subject blur and camera shake than with setting 1. However, the background may come out darker than with setting 1.

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When 1 or 2 is set, high-speed sync cannot be used with an external Speedlite.

C.Fn II: Image
C.Fn-4 Long exposure noise reduction

0: Off 1: Auto For 1 sec. or longer exposures, noise reduction is performed automatically if noise typical of long exposures is detected. This [Auto] setting is effective in most cases. 2: On Noise reduction is performed for all exposures of 1 sec. or longer. The [On] setting may be effective for noise that cannot be detected or reduced with the [Auto] setting.
With setting 1 and 2, after the picture is taken, the noise reduction process may take the same amount of time as the exposure. You cannot take another picture until the noise reduction process is completed. At ISO 1600 and higher, noise might be more pronounced with setting 2 than with setting 0 or 1. With setting 2, if a long exposure is shot during Live View display, “BUSY” will be displayed during the noise reduction process. The Live View display will not appear until the noise reduction is completed. (You cannot take another picture.)

C.Fn-5

High ISO speed noise reduction

Reduces the noise generated in the image. Although noise reduction is applied at all ISO speeds, it is particularly effective at high ISO speeds. At low ISO speeds, the noise in the shadow areas is further reduced. Change the setting to suit the noise level. 0: Standard 1: Low 2: Strong 3: Disable
With setting 2, the maximum burst for continuous shooting will greatly decrease.

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C.Fn-6

Highlight tone priority

0: Disable 1: Enable Improves the highlight detail. The dynamic range is expanded from the standard 18% gray to bright highlights. The gradation between the grays and highlights becomes smoother.
With setting 1, the [Disable] setting automatically takes effect for the Auto Lighting Optimizer (p.103) and it cannot be changed. With setting 1, noise may become slightly more pronounced than usual. With setting 1, the settable ISO speed range will be 200 - 6400. Also, the <A> icon will be displayed on the LCD monitor and in the viewfinder when highlight tone priority is enabled.

C.Fn III: Autofocus/Drive
C.Fn-7 AF-assist beam firing

The AF-assist beam can be emitted by the camera’s built-in flash or by an external, EOS-dedicated Speedlite. 0: Enable 1: Disable The AF-assist beam is not emitted. 2: Enable external flash only If an external, EOS-dedicated Speedlite is attached, it will emit the AFassist beam when necessary. The camera’s built-in flash will not fire the AF-assist beam. 3: IR AF assist beam only Among EOS-dedicated Speedlites, only those which have an infrared AF-assist beam will be able to emit the beam. This prevents any Speedlite which uses a series of small flashes (like the built-in flash) from firing the AF-assist beam.
If the external, EOS-dedicated Speedlite’s [AF-assist beam firing] Custom Function is set to [Disabled], the Speedlite will not emit the AF-assist beam even if the camera’s C.Fn-7-0/2/3 is set.

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C.Fn-8

Mirror lockup

0: Disable 1: Enable Prevents camera vibrations caused by the reflex mirror action which can disturb shooting with super telephoto lenses or close-up (macro) shooting. See page 106 for the mirror lockup procedure.

C.Fn IV: Operation/Others
C.Fn-9 Shutter/AE lock button

0: AF/AE lock 1: AE lock/AF Convenient when you want to focus and meter separately. Press the <A> button to autofocus, and press the shutter button halfway to apply AE lock. 2: AF/AF lock, no AE lock In the AI Servo AF mode, you can press the <A> button to stop the AF operation momentarily. This prevents the AF from being thrown off by any obstacle passing between the camera and subject. The exposure is set at the moment the picture is taken. 3: AE/AF, no AE lock This is useful for subjects which keep moving and stopping repeatedly. In the AI Servo AF mode, you can press the <A> button to start or stop the AI Servo AF operation. The exposure is set at the moment the picture is taken. Thus, the optimum focusing and exposure will always be achieved as you wait for the decisive moment.
When 1 or 3 is set, pressing the Remote Switch (p.205) halfway will not work.

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C.Fn-10

Assign SET button

You can assign a frequently-used function to <0>. Press <0> when the camera is shooting-ready. 0: Normal (disabled) 1: Image quality Press <0> to display the image-recording quality setting screen on the LCD monitor. Press the <S> key to select the image-recording quality, then press <0>. 2: Flash exposure compensation When you press <0>, the flash exposure compensation setting screen will appear. 3: LCD monitor On/Off Assigns the same function as the <B> button. 4: Menu display Assigns the same function as the <M> button. 5: ISO speed Assigns the same function as the <Z> button.

C.Fn-11

LCD display when power ON

0: Display on When the power switch is turned on, the shooting settings will be displayed (p.44). 1: Previous display status If you pressed the <B> button and turned off the camera while the LCD monitor was off, the shooting settings will not be displayed when you turn on the camera again. This helps to save battery power. The menu screens and image playback will still be displayed when used. If you pressed the <B> button and turned off the camera while the LCD monitor was on, the shooting settings will be displayed when you turn on the camera again.

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The images are not compatible with the image encryption/decryption features of Original Data Security Kit OSK-E3. the Original Data Security Kit OSK-E3 (sold separately) is required.3 Custom Function SettingsN C. the <L> icon will appear. When the shooting information of an image appended with the verification data is displayed (p. 197 .Fn-12 Add image verification data 0: Disable 1: Enable Data for verifying whether the image is original or not is appended to the image automatically. To verify whether the image is original.173).

2 Select [Register to My Menu]. and [Delete all items] deletes all items. Menu]. Select [Sort] and select the item whose order you want to change. 198 . You can register up to six items in My Menu. the desired items. Under the [9] tab. About My Menu settings Sort You can change the order of the registered items in My Menu. you can register up to six menu options and Custom Functions whose settings you change frequently. then Select press <0>. To return to the screen in step 2. then Select [Register to My press <0>. select [OK] and press <0> to register the item. press the <V> key to change the order. Then press <0>. then press <0>. 1 Select [My Menu settings]. With [z] displayed. On the confirmation dialog. Display from My Menu When [Enable] is set. select [My Menu settings]. 3 Registerthe item to be registered.3 Registering My MenuN Under the My Menu tab. the [9] tab will be displayed first when you display the menu screen. [Delete item/items] deletes one item at a time. press the <M> button. then press <0>. Delete item/items and Delete all items You can delete any of the registered items.

199 . 2 Select the desiredkey to select either Press the <V> [Enter author’s name] or [Enter copyright details]. then press <0>. press the After <M> button to exit. Select [Delete copyright information] to delete the copyright information currently set. Enter up to 63 alphanumeric characters and symbols. 1 Select [Copyright information].3 Setting Copyright InformationN When you set the copyright information. The text entry screen will appear. Under the [7] tab. select [Copyright information]. it will be appended to the image as Exif information. 4 Exit theentering the text. setting.“Text Entry Procedure” on Refer to the next page and enter the copyright information. 3 Enter text.] to check the copyright information currently set. option. Select [Display copyright info. then press <0>.

Deleting a character Press the <L> button to delete a character. You can also enter the copyright information with EOS Utility (provided software). 200 . then press <0> to enter it.3 Setting Copyright InformationN Text Entry Procedure Changing the entry area Press the <Q> button to toggle between the top and bottom entry areas. Entering text In the bottom area. press the <S> key to select a character. Canceling the text entry To cancel the text entry. press the <M> button to return to the screen in step 2. Exiting After completing the text entry. Moving the cursor Press the <U> key to move the cursor. press the <B> button to return to the screen in step 2.

Reference This chapter provides reference information for camera features. The back of this chapter also has an index to make it easier to look up needed information. 11 201 . system accessories. etc.

6 or smaller (larger f/number). see page 117. focus an object at the same distance as the subject and lock the focus before recomposing (p.) Near and far subjects covered by an AF point (Example: Animal in a cage. do one of the following: (1) With One-Shot AF. For details. computer keyboards. solid-color walls. etc. For situations where AF can fail to achieve focus with Live mode/u Live mode AF. (2) Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF> and focus manually. etc. see the Extender’s instruction manual.) In such cases.) Repetitive patterns (Example: Skyscraper windows. 202 . AF will not be possible (except Live mode/u Live mode AF). If an Extender (sold separately) is attached and the maximum aperture of the lens is f/5. etc. etc.When Autofocus Fails Autofocus can fail to achieve focus (the focus confirmation light <o> blinks) with certain subjects such as the following: Subjects difficult to focus Very low-contrast subjects (Example: Blue sky.48).) Subjects in very low light Extremely backlit or reflective subjects (Example: Car with a highly reflective body.

1 Connect the power cord. 2 Connect the DC Coupler. you can connect the camera to a household power outlet and not worry about the battery level. 203 . the DC Open the cover and insert Coupler until it locks in place. Close the cover. Connect the power cord as shown in the illustration. unplug the power plug from the power outlet. the DC cord. 4 Push in the DC cord hole cover and Open install the cord as shown. After using the camera. 3 Insert the DC Coupler.Using a Household Power Outlet With the AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 (sold separately).the DC Connect the cord’s plug to Coupler. Do not connect or disconnect the power cord while the camera’s power switch is set to <1>.

204 . You can either shoot immediately or use a 2-sec. the self-timer lamp will light and the picture will be taken. When focus is achieved. delay. During wireless remote control. try to keep the camera away from fluorescent light sources.Remote Control Shooting Remote Controller RC-6 (Sold separately) This remote controller enables you to take pictures wirelessly up to about 5 meters/16.4 feet from the camera.71). Point the remote controller toward the camera’s remote control sensor and press the transmit button. Remote control sensor Set the self-timer to <Q> (p. The camera will autofocus. The remote controller RC-1/RC-5 (sold separately) can also be used. Camera misoperation may occur near certain types of fluorescent lights.

light entering the eyepiece can throw off the exposure. eyepiece cover. 1 Remove the eyecup.Remote Control Shooting Remote Switch RS-60E3 (Sold separately) This remote switch has a 60 cm/2. Using the Eyepiece Cover If you take a picture without looking at the viewfinder. 205 .23) attached to the camera strap. use the eyepiece cover (p. During Live View shooting and movie shooting.0 feet cord and enables you to press the shutter button halfway or completely. To prevent this. Push the bottom of the eyecup upward. It connects to the camera’s remote control terminal. 2 Attach the eyepiece cover down into Slide the the eyepiece groove to attach it. attaching the eyepiece cover is unnecessary.

For detailed instructions. (Certain EX-series Speedlites also enable [Shutter sync. it is like a high-output flash attached externally in place of the built-in flash. In other words. EX-series Speedlites Basically operates like a built-in flash for easy operation. This camera is a Type-A camera that can use all the features of EX-series Speedlites. setting]. the flash will fire at full output only.147). Shoe-mount Speedlites Macro Lites With an EX-series Speedlite not compatible with flash function settings (p. almost all the autoflash control is done by the camera. the flash exposure compensation icon displayed on the camera’s LCD monitor will change from y to . comp] and [E-TTL II meter.] can be set for [External flash func. only [Flash exp. When an EX-series Speedlite (sold separately) is attached to the camera.) If flash exposure compensation is set with the external Speedlite. see the EX-series Speedlite’s instruction manual. If the flash metering mode is set to TTL autoflash with the Speedlite’s Custom Function. 206 .] to be set.External Speedlites EOS-dedicated.

It might not fire. Do not attach a high-voltage flash unit on the camera’s hot shoe. shoot in the manual flash mode. Using Non-Canon Flash Units Sync Speed The camera can synchronize with compact. the flash can be fired at full output only. When using a Speedlite which has manual flash mode. Be sure to test the flash unit beforehand to make sure it synchronizes properly with the camera. If the camera is used with a flash unit or flash accessory dedicated to another camera brand. Set the camera’s shooting mode to <a> (manual exposure) or <f> (aperture-priority AE) and adjust the aperture setting before shooting.External Speedlites Canon Speedlites other than the EX-series With an EZ/E/EG/ML/TL-series Speedlite set in TTL or A-TTL autoflash mode. 207 . Cautions for Live View shooting A non-Canon flash will not fire during Live View shooting. or slower. the camera may not operate properly and malfunction may result. non-Canon flash units at 1/200 sec.

refer to the EyeFi card’s instruction manual or inquire the card’s manufacturer. 3 Enable the Eye-Fi[Eye-Fi trans. Select [Connection info. Also note that an approval is required to use Eye-Fi cards in many countries or regions.31) 2 Select [Eye-Fi settings]. use of the card is not permitted. transmission. If you set [Disable]. 208 . Without approval. If it is unclear whether the card has been approved for use in the area. This menu is displayed only when an Eye-Fi card has been loaded in the camera. you can automatically transfer captured images to a personal computer or upload them to an online service via a wireless LAN. [Eye-Fi Under the [5] tab.Using Eye-Fi Cards With a commercially-available Eye-Fi card already set up. This product is not guaranteed to support Eye-Fi card functions (including wireless transfer). In case of an issue with an Eye-Fi card. then press <0>. 1 Insert an Eye-Fi card.]. then press <0>. please check with the card manufacturer. please check with the card manufacturer. use the card and to troubleshoot any image transfer problems. 4 Display the connection information.] to Press <0>. then press <0>. automatic transmission will not occur even with the Eye-Fi card loaded (Transmission status icon I). (p. set [Enable]. The image transfer is a function of the Eye-Fi card. select settings]. To set up.

For transferred images. is displayed in the detailed information display (p. Check that an access point is displayed for [Access point SSID:]. In hospitals. For details. Depending on the wireless LAN’s connection conditions. Transmission status icon H (Gray) Not connected : No connection with access point. Cautions for Using Eye-Fi Cards If “J” is displayed. Press the <M> button three times to exit the menu. During the image transfer. If the image transfer does not work. Because of the transmission function. airports. it may still transmit a signal. 6 Take the picture.58). The battery power will be consumed faster. H (Displayed) Connected : Connection to access point established. auto power off will not take effect. Turn the camera off and on again. remove the Eye-Fi card from the camera. H (Blinking) Connecting : Connecting with access point. check the Eye-Fi card and personal computer settings. an error occured whil eretrieving the card information.Using Eye-Fi Cards 5 Check the [Access point SSID:].] is set to [Disable]. H ( ) Transferring : Image transmission to access point in progress. see the card’s instruction manual. Even if [Eye-Fi trans. 209 . the image transfer may take longer or might be interrupted. and other places where wireless transmissions are prohibited. the Eye-Fi card may become hot. The picture is transferred and the <H> icon switches from gray (Not connected) to the icons below. You can also check the Eye-Fi card’s MAC address and firmware version.

Function Availability Table according to Shooting Modes o: Set automatically k: User selectable Basic Zone Mode Dial JPEG RAW RAW + 73 ISO speed AF Auto Manual Standard Portrait Picture Style Landscape Neutral Faithful Monochrome User Defined Auto WB White balance Preset WB Custom WB WB correction WB bracketing o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o : Not selectable Movie shooting Creative Zone 1 7 2 3 4 5 6 C d sf a 8 k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o k Auto Lighting Optimizer o Peripheral illumination correction Long exposure noise reduction 210 Quality Stills k k*1 k k k k k k k k k k k k o o k k k k k k k k k k k k o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o o o o k k k k One-Shot AI Servo AI Focus Auto AF o point selection Manual AF-assist beam o o k k k .

Function Availability Table according to Shooting Modes Basic Zone Mode Dial Evaluative Metering mode Exposure Drive Built-in flash Color space Partial Spot Center-weighted average Creative Zone Movie shooting 1 7 2 3 4 5 6 C d sf a 8 o o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k*2 k 3 k* k k k k k k k k Program shift Exposure compensation k k k k k k k k k k*4 AEB AE lock Depth-of-field preview Single Continuous Self-timer/ Remote control k k k k k k k k k k k o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k* 4 Stills k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o o o k k k k k k o k o k o k k k k k k k k k k k k*3 k k k k o o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k* 5 Self-timer:2 sec Self-timer:Continuous k Auto Manual Flash off o k o k k k k k k o o Red-eye reduction k FE lock Flash exposure compensation sRGB Adobe RGB Live View shooting *1: For manual exposure only. 211 . *5: On the movie shooting mode menu. *4: For autoexposure only. [Remote control] can be set. *3: Refers to “(3) Adjusting the picture brightness” function on page 56. *2: Refers to “(2) Blurring/sharpening the background” function on page 56.

212 . 1. 3 89 103 86 99 101 102 96 75 91 94 The [2] Shooting 2.Fn setting / Clear external flash C. ±5 stops (AEB: ±2 stops) Disable / Low / Standard / Strong q/w/r/e Manual setting of white balance WB correction: White balance correction WB-BKT: White balance bracketing sRGB / Adobe RGB PStandard / QPortrait / RLandscape / SNeutral / UFaithful / VMonochrome / WUser Def. and [9] My Menu screens (tabs) are not displayed in Basic Zone modes. / Hold Enable / Disable Disable / Enable Flash firing / Built-in flash function setting / External flash function setting / External flash C. [y] Shooting 3. 2. / 4 sec. / 8 sec. [7] Set-up 3.Fn setting Page 72 138 138 138 104 65 147 2 Shooting 2 (Red) Exposure compensation/AEB Auto Lighting Optimizer Metering mode Custom White Balance WB Shift/BKT Color space Picture Style 1/3-stop increments.Menu Settings 1 Shooting 1 (Red) Quality Beep Release shutter without card Image review Peripheral illumination correction Red-eye reduction Flash control 73 / 83 / 74 / 84 / 76 / 86 / 1+73 / 1 Enable / Disable Enable / Disable Off / 2 sec. Shaded menu options are not displayed in Basic Zone modes.

Menu Settings y Shooting 3 (Red) Dust Delete Data ISO Auto Obtains data to be used to erase dust spots Max. 1600 / Max. / Off OnPD / OnD / Off Initialize and erase data in the card Continuous / Auto reset / Manual reset Enable / Disable Select the background color Eye-Fi transmission: Disable / Enable Connection information 139 142 42 140 146 146 208 * Displayed only when an Eye-Fi card is used. / 4 min. / 15 min. / 1 min. 6400 Page 151 63 3 Playback 1 (Blue) Protect images Rotate Erase images Print order Slide show Erase-protect images Rotate vertical images Erase images Specify images to be printed (DPOF) Select the images and set the Display time and Repeat settings for automatic playback 170 159 171 185 165 4 Playback 2 (Blue) Histogram Image jump w/6 Ctrl over HDMI Brightness / RGB 1 image / 10 images / 100 images / Date / Movies / Stills Disable / Enable 174 157 168 5 Set-up 1 (Yellow) Auto power off Auto rotate Format File numbering LCD auto off Screen color Eye-Fi settings* 30 sec. / 2 min. 3200 / Max. 800 / Max. 400 / Max. 213 . / 8 min.

Fn) Customize camera functions as desired 190 199 144 – Display copyright information / Enter author’s Copyright information name / Enter copyright details / Delete copyright information Clear settings Firmware Ver. (C. month. min.Fn) For updating the firmware 9 My Menu (Green) My Menu settings Register frequently-used menu items and Custom Functions 198 214 . Clear all camera settings / Clear all Custom Func. sec.) Select the interface language NTSC / PAL Auto cleaning: Enable / Disable Clean now Clean manually Live View shooting / Grid display / Metering timer / AF mode Page 139 29 30 169 150 153 108 7 Set-up 3 (Yellow) Custom Functions (C.. day) and time (hour.Menu Settings 6 Set-up 2 (Yellow) LCD brightness Date/Time Language Video system Sensor cleaning Live View function settings Seven brightness levels provided Set the date (year.

/ 30 min. / 10 min. About the menu screen in movie shooting mode The [n] Movie 1 and [o] Movie 2 screens (tabs) are displayed only in the movie shooting mode. and [9] My Menu screens (tabs) will not be displayed. / 16 sec. the [Expo./AEB] option will become [Exposure comp. Color space • [5]: LCD auto off. WB Shift/BKT. Screen color • [6]: Sensor cleaning. no AE lock Disable / Enable Page 131 132 132 133 133 o Movie 2 (Red) Movie exposure Grid display Metering timer Sound recording kHighlight tone priority* Auto / Manual Off / Grid 1l / Grid 2m 4 sec. [7] Set-up 3. / 1 min. Flash control • [2]: Metering mode.]. The [y] Shooting 3. Live View function settings 215 . Under the [2] tab. The following menu items will not be displayed: • [1]: Red-eye reduction.Menu Settings Movie Shooting Mode Menu n Movie 1 (Red) Movie recording size AF mode AF during k kShutter/AE lock button Remote control 1920x1080 (6 / 5 / 4) / 1280x720 (8 / 7) / 640x480 (8 / 7) / Crop 640x480 (8 / 7) Live mode / u Live mode / Quick mode Disable / Enable AF/AE lock / AE lock/AF / AF/AF lock. comp. / 30 sec. no AE lock / AE/AF. On / Off Disable / Enable 134 134 134 134 134 * Displayed only when [Movie exposure] is set to [Manual].

System Map ST-E2 270EX 430EX II 580EX II Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX Eyepiece Extender EP-EX15ll Bundled Accessories Rubber Frame Ef E-series Dioptric Adjustment Lenses Wide Strap EW-100DB lll Eyecup Ef Angle Finder C AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 Semi Hard Case EH19-L Battery Pack LP-E8 Battery Charger LC-E8 or LC-E8E DC Coupler DR-E8 Compact Power Adapter CA-PS700 Battery Grip BG-E8 Battery Magazine BGM-E8L for two LP-E8 battery packs Battery Magazine BGM-E8A for size-AA/LR6 batteries 216 .

System Map Remote Controller RC-6 Remote Switch RS-60E3 EF lenses External microphone EF-S lenses HDMI Cable HTC-100 Stereo AV Cable AVC-DC400ST TV/Video EOS DIGITAL EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk Software Instruction Manuals Disk Interface Cable PictBridge-compatible printer Interface Cable IFC-200U/500U Computer USB port Windows 7 Windows Vista Windows XP Mac OS X PC card slot Original Data Security Kit OSK-E3 Card reader SD memory card/ SDHC memory card/ SDXC memory card PCMCIA adapter 217 .

disconnect the charger’s power plug from the power outlet and remove the battery pack.26). When the image recording is completed. Make sure the card slot cover is closed (p. Power-Related Problems The battery cannot be recharged with the battery charger provided.44). The camera does not operate even when the power switch is set to <1>. If this Troubleshooting Guide does not resolve the problem. Make sure the battery compartment cover is closed (p. the power will turn off automatically. Attach the battery pack to the charger again and wait a while before connecting the charger to a power outlet again. the access lamp will still continue to light/blink for a few seconds. the protective circuit will stop the charging operation and the charge lamp will blink in orange. contact your dealer or nearest Canon Service Center. first refer to this Troubleshooting Guide. Do not recharge any battery pack other than a genuine Canon Battery Pack LP-E8.31).26). Recharge the battery (p.24). The battery charger’s lamp blinks.Troubleshooting Guide If a problem occurs. 218 . Press the <B> button (p. The battery is not properly installed in the camera (p. If this happens. If there is a problem with the battery charger. The access lamp still blinks even when the power switch is set to <2>. If the power is cut off while an image is being recorded to the card.

or focus manually (p. To prevent camera shake.36. The card is not properly inserted (p. Slide the card’s write-protect switch to the Write/Erase setting (p. set the IS switch to <1>. If the card is full. Shooting-Related Problems No images can be shot nor recorded. replace the card or delete unnecessary images to make room (p. 69).Troubleshooting Guide The battery becomes exhausted quickly. 171). The image is out of focus. Even if [5 Auto power off] has been set to [Off]. set [5 Auto power off] to [Off]. the LCD monitor will still turn off after the camera is idle for 30 min. Set the lens focus mode switch to <AF> (p. the number of possible shots will decrease. Auto power off is in effect. If you use Live View shooting or shoot movies for a prolonged period (p. Purchase a new one. The rechargeable battery pack performance will degrade over repeated use. If you try to focus in One-Shot AF mode while the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder blinks. 123). If you do not want auto power off to take effect. Press the <B> button to turn on the LCD monitor. Use a fully-charged battery pack (p. press the shutter button gently (p.31).37. Press the shutter button halfway again to focus.33). The camera turns off by itself.24). If the lens has an Image Stabilizer. 37).31).107. 219 .31. a picture cannot be taken.

194). if [Highlight tone priority] is set to [Enable].). The maximum burst during continuous shooting is lower. If it is set to [Strong]. If you do not want a slow shutter speed to be set. If you shoot at night when the background is dark. The Auto Lighting Optimizer cannot be set. This also applies to movie shooting (p. If a card error message is displayed.Fn)] menu. the shutter speed becomes slow automatically (slow-sync shooting) so that both the subject and background are properly exposed.134). set the [7 Custom Functions (C. 220 . ISO 100 cannot be set. Set the [7 Custom Functions (C. speed in Av mode] to 1 or 2 (p.Fn)] menu’s [High ISO speed noise reduction] to [Standard]. etc.Fn)] menu’s [Flash sync. or [Disable]. When [Highlight tone priority] is set to [Disable].194).Fn)] menu. ISO 100 cannot be set. Under the [7 Custom Functions (C. the shutter speed becomes slow. If you shoot something that has fine detail (field of grass. the Auto Lighting Optimizer cannot be set. if [Highlight tone priority] is set to [Enable].Troubleshooting Guide The card cannot be used.192). ISO 100 can be set (p. see page 42 or 224.134). the maximum burst during continuous shooting will greatly decrease (p. [Low]. then the Auto Lighting Optimizer can be set (p.193). When I use the <f> mode with flash. When [Highlight tone priority] is set to [Disable]. This also applies to movie shooting (p. the file size will be larger and the actual maximum burst might be lower than the number mentioned on page 72. Under the [7 Custom Functions (C.

When a movie is played. 221 ..135). The movie shooting terminates by itself. Using an external microphone (commercially available) is recommended (p. see the card manufacturer’s Web site. Use an SD Speed Class 6 “ ” or faster card. the respective operation noise will also be recorded. If you shoot continuously with the built-in flash at short intervals. 59 sec. etc. If the card’s writing speed is slow. camera operation noise can be heard. the shutter will make two sounds each time you shoot (p.Troubleshooting Guide The built-in flash does not fire. The shutter makes two shooting sounds during Live View shooting. If you operate the camera’s dials or lens during movie shooting. This is normal.109). If the movie file size reaches 4 GB or if the movie recording time reaches 29 min. movie shooting may stop automatically. the flash might stop operating to protect the flash unit. The built-in flash’s pop-up mechanism moves slightly. movie shooting will stop automatically. To find out the card’s read/write speed. If you use flash. The camera makes a noise when it is shaken.

If Adobe RGB is set. the first character will be an underscore (p. In low or high temperatures.40). It will return to normal at room temperature. The file numbering does not start from 0001. The image cannot be erased. The menu screen shows few tabs and options. In Basic Zone modes and in movie shooting mode.Troubleshooting Guide Display & Operation Problems The LCD monitor does not display a clear image. 222 . The file name’s first character is an underscore (“_MG_”).96).140). the file numbering might start from the last image in the card (p. certain tabs and menu options are not displayed. If the image has been protected. If the LCD monitor is dirty.170). Set the shooting mode to a Creative Zone mode (p. If you use a card which already has images recorded. Set the color space to sRGB. use a soft cloth to clean it. the LCD monitor display may seem slow or might look black. it cannot be erased (p.

The card reader does not detect the card. Depending on the card reader and computer OS used. What is displayed on the screen differs depending on the printer. Use the AV cable that came with the camera (p. Set the video OUT system (NTSC/PAL) to the same video system as the TV set (p. 223 . Printing-Related Problems There are fewer printing effects than listed in the instruction manual.29). or disable Eye-Fi card transmission when the tab is in the locked position. you will not be able to check the card’s connection status. No image appears on the TV screen. The [Eye-Fi Settings] menu item does not appear.180). connect your camera and computer with the provided interface cable. 169). The correct date and time has not been set (p. and transfer the images to your computer using EOS Utility (provided software). This instruction manual lists all the printing effects available (p.Troubleshooting Guide The shooting date and time displayed is incorrect.169). In such a case. [Eye-Fi Settings] will only appear when the Eye-Fi card is inserted in the camera. If the Eye-Fi card has a write-protect tab.167. SDXC cards might not be correctly detected. Make sure the AV cable or HDMI cable’s plug is inserted all the way in (p.214).

04 Replace the card. Clean the lens contacts. Reinsert/change card or format card with camera. Cannot save images because card is full.13. Replace card. on again or re-install the battery. Operate the power switch (p. erase unnecessary images. Operate the power switch. Shooting is not possible due to an error. or format the card (p. 26) * If the error still persists. 10. or use a Canon lens (p. Clean the electrical contacts on the camera and lens and use a Canon lens (p. or format the card (p.27). Follow the onscreen instructions. 171. 20. Turn the camera off and on again. 60. 42). write down the error No. Turn the camera off and 30.27. Countermeasures No. 50. an error message will appear. Remove and insert the card again. 42). Operate the power switch (p. If there is a problem with the camera.31. 16).27).Error Codes Error No. 01 02 05 224 . remove and install the battery pack 70. and contact your nearest Canon Service Center. replace the card.31. Error Message & Solution Communications between the camera and lens is faulty. 40. 06 Sensor cleaning is not possible. The built-in flash could not be raised. 80 again. Card cannot be accessed. Turn the camera off and on again.

Faithful.3 Auto. User Def.50 megapixels (2592 x 1728) RAW : Approx. AF/AE camera with built-in flash SD memory card.90 megapixels (5184 x 3456) Medium : Approx. SDXC memory card 22. 17.3 x 14. SDHC memory card.6 times the lens focal length) Canon EF mount CMOS sensor Approx. Dust Delete Data appending Design rule for Camera File System 2.90 megapixels (5184 x 3456) Standard. Manual. Shade.00 megapixels (3456 x 2304) Small : Approx.Specifications • Type Type: Recording media: Image sensor size: Compatible lenses: Digital. Preset (Daylight. 4. Flash). Landscape. single-lens reflex. 17.00 megapixels 3:2 Auto.0 JPEG. Neutral. 1 . 8. RAW (14-bit Canon original) RAW+JPEG simultaneous recording possible Large : Approx. Portrait.9 mm Canon EF lenses (including EF-S lenses) (35mm-equivalent focal length is approx. White fluorescent light. Monochrome. Cloudy. Custom White balance correction and white balance bracketing features provided * Color temperature information transmission enabled Applicable to long exposures and high ISO speed shots Auto Lighting Optimizer Provided Provided Lens mount: • Image Sensor Type: Effective pixels: Aspect ratio: Dust delete feature: • Recording System Recording format: Image type: Recorded pixels: • Image Processing Picture Style: White balance: Noise reduction: Automatic image brightness correction: Highlight tone priority: Lens peripheral illumination correction: 225 . Tungsten light. 18. 1.

4 USM lens.3200 set automatically (Recommended Creative Zone modes: ISO 100 . Program).87x (-1 m-1 with 50mm lens at infinity) Eye point: Approx. ISO 100) One-Shot AF.20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF 50mm f/1.18 (at 23°C/73°F. 95% Magnification: Approx. shutter-priority AE. Creative Auto. AI Servo AF.6400 Auto. Portrait. phase detection 9 AF points EV -0.Specifications • Viewfinder Type: Eye-level pentamirror Coverage: Vertical/Horizontal approx.5 . 0. ISO 100) Exposure control: Program AE (Full Auto.or 1/2-stop increments AE lock: Auto: Applied in One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved Manual: By AE lock button 226 . 4% of viewfinder at center) • Center-weighted average metering Metering range: EV 1 . or ISO speed expanded to ISO 12800 Exposure compensation: Manual and AEB (Settable in combination with manual exposure compensation) Settable amount: ±5 stops in 1/3. Landscape.0 . Night Portrait. Precision Matte Mirror: Quick-return type Depth-of-field preview: Provided • Autofocus Type: AF points: Metering range: Focus modes: AF-assist beam: TTL secondary image-registration. Close-up. 9% of viewfinder at center) • Spot metering (approx. ISO 100 . Flash Off. aperture-priority AE. 19 mm (From eyepiece lens center at -1 m-1) Built-in dioptric adjustment: -3. Manual focusing (MF) Small series of flashes fired by built-in flash • Exposure Control Metering modes: 63-zone TTL full-aperture metering • Evaluative metering (linkable to any AF point) • Partial metering (approx. manual exposure ISO speed: Basic Zone modes: ISO 100 .0 m-1 (dpt) Focusing screen: Fixed. depth-of-field AE.+1. AI Focus AF.6400 (in whole-stop exposure index) increments). Sports.

Face detection Live mode (Contrast detection) Quick mode (Phase-difference detection) Manual focusing (5x/10x magnification possible) Evaluative metering with the image sensor EV 0 .Specifications • Shutter Type: Shutter speeds: Electronically-controlled. (Full Auto mode).or 1/2-stop increments FE lock: Provided PC terminal: None Built-in flash: • Drive System Single shooting. 1/4000 sec. approx.4 USM lens.: 13/43 (ISO 100. Available range varies by shooting mode. 34 shots RAW: Approx. Max. 6 shots RAW+JPEG Large/Fine: Approx. bulb (Total shutter speed range. to 1/60 sec. 3. self-timer with 10sec.7 shots/sec. focal-plane shutter 1/4000 sec. auto pop-up flash Guide No. in meters/feet) Flash coverage: 17mm lens angle of view Recycling time approx. Drive mode: • Live View Shooting Focusing: Live mode. External flash: EX-series Speedlite (Flash functions settable with the camera) Flash metering: E-TTL II autoflash Flash exposure compensation: ±2 stops in 1/3.) • Flash Retractable. delay and 10-sec. X-sync at 1/200 sec.20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF 50mm f/1. ISO 100) Two types Metering modes: Metering range: Grid display: 227 . 3 shots * Figures are based on Canon’s testing standards (ISO 100 and Standard Picture Style) using a 4GB card. delay with continuous shooting Continuous shooting speed: Max. 3 sec. or 2-sec. burst: JPEG Large/Fine: Approx.. continuous shooting. to 30 sec.

94 fps.04 million dots Approx. ISO 100) Exposure control: Program AE (exposure compensation possible) for movies and manual exposure ISO speed: With autoexposure shooting: Automatically set within ISO 100 . Crop 640x480 (60p/50p) : Approx. 1.97 fps.20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF 50mm f/1. ISO auto Sound recording: Built-in monaural microphone External stereo microphone terminal provided Grid display: Two types • LCD Monitor Type: Monitor size and dots: Coverage: Brightness adjustment: Interface language: TFT color liquid-crystal monitor 7. 640x480 (60p/50p) : Approx.4 USM lens. 165 MB/min.6400 With manual exposure: Manually settable within ISO 100 . 25p: 25. 165 MB/min. 1280x720 (60p/50p) : Approx.264 Variable (average) bit rate Audio recording format: Linear PCM Recording format: MOV Recording size and frame rate: 1920x1080 (Full HD) : 30p/25p/24p 1280x720 (HD) : 60p/50p 640x480 (SD) : 60p/50p Crop 640x480 (SD) : 60p/50p * 30p: 29.00 fps File size: 1920x1080 (30p/25p/24p) : Approx. 60p: 59.7 cm (3 inches) with approx. Focusing: Same as focusing with Live View shooting Metering modes: Center-weighted average and evaluative metering with the image sensor * Automatically set by the focusing mode Metering range: EV 0 . 330 MB/min. 24p: 23.6400 (in whole-stop increments). 330 MB/min. 50p: 50.976 fps.00 fps. 100% Manual (7 levels) 25 228 .Specifications • Movie Shooting Movie compression: MPEG-4 AVC/H.

stereo mini-jack Remote control terminal: For Remote Switch RS-60E3 Wireless remote control: Remote Controller RC-6 • Power Source Battery: Battery Pack LP-E8 (Quantity 1) * AC power can be supplied via AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 * With Battery Grip BG-E8 attached. 1. 400 shots at 0°C/32°F With Live View shooting: Approx. video/audio OUT. histogram). 150 shots at 0°C/32°F Battery life: (Based on CIPA testing standards) 229 . 4-image index. jump by 10 or 100 images. approx. 440 shots at 23°C/73°F.5x . by shooting date.Specifications • Image Playback Image display formats: Single image. detailed info. size-AA/LR6 batteries can be used With viewfinder shooting: Approx. by stills Highlight alert: Overexposed highlights blink Movie playback: Enabled (LCD monitor.10x Image browsing methods: Single image.5mm dia. CEC-compatible External microphone IN terminal: 3. 9-image index. HDMI OUT) Built-in speaker • Direct Printing Compatible printers: Printable images: Print ordering: PictBridge-compatible printers JPEG and RAW images DPOF Version 1. by movie.1 compatible 12 Provided Entry and inclusion possible • Custom Functions Custom Functions: My Menu registration: Copyright information: • Interface Audio/video OUT/ Digital terminal: Analog video (Compatible with NTSC/PAL)/stereo audio output For personal computer communication and direct printing (Hi-Speed USB equivalent) HDMI mini OUT terminal: Type C (Auto switching of resolution). approx. 180 shots at 23°C/73°F. Single image + Info (Basic info. image rotate possible Zoom magnification: Approx.

• Battery Charger LC-E8E 230 .8 x 97.104°F Working humidity: 85% or less Dimensions (W x H x D): 37. 530 g / 18. 475 g / 16.40°C / 43°F .8 x 3.1 x 3.8 oz.5 x 75.Specifications • Dimensions and Weight Dimensions (W x H x D): 128. Weight: Approx.4 V DC / 720mA 6°C .104°F Working humidity: 85% or less • Battery Pack LP-E8 Type: Rated voltage: Battery capacity: Working temperature range: Rechargeable lithium-ion battery 7.240 V AC (50/60 Hz) 8. 2 hours (at 23°C / 73°F) 100 .7 oz.9 oz. 2 hours (at 23°C / 73°F) 100 . Approx.6 x 2.40°C / 32°F . (CIPA testing standards) Approx.4 in. Approx. (body only) • Operation Environment Working temperature range: 0°C .104°F 85% or less 69 x 28 x 87.9 oz.5 mm / 2.4 V DC / 720mA 6°C .0 in.40°C / 43°F .1 x 3.3 mm / 5.104°F During shooting: 0°C .7 x 1.1 x 3.4 in.1 x 15.104°F 85% or less 69 x 28 x 87.5 mm / 2. Weight: Approx.2 mm / 1.5 x 0.240 V AC (50/60 Hz) 8. Battery Pack LP-E8 Approx. 52 g / 1.4 x 55.40°C / 43°F .2 V DC 1120 mAh During charging: 6°C . 82 g / 2.7 x 1.40°C / 32°F . • Battery Charger LC-E8 Compatible battery: Recharging time: Rated input: Rated output: Working temperature range: Working humidity: Dimensions (W x H x D): Weight: Compatible battery: Recharging time: Rated input: Rated output: Working temperature range: Working humidity: Dimensions (W x H x D): Weight: Battery Pack LP-E8 Approx.8 oz.2 in. 82 g / 2.

diameter x length: 75.2.9°30’ Vertical extent: 45°30’ .1 x 5.0 x 4.9 x 19. Product specifications and the exterior are subject to change without notice.15°40’ Lens construction: 11 elements in 9 groups Minimum aperture: f/22 . 200 g / 7.6 IS Angle of view: Diagonal extent: 74°20’ .0 oz.3 .8 in.5-5.5-5.61 ft.0 x 4.11°30’ Horizontal extent: 64°30’ .23°20’ Vertical extent: 45°30’ .82 ft. (327 x 503 mm / 12. Hood: EW-60C (sold separately) Case: LP814 (sold separately) • EF-S 18-135mm f/3.Specifications • EF-S 18-55mm f/3.1 oz.8 in.6 IS Angle of view: Diagonal extent: 74°20’ .48 ft. field of view) * Distance from image sensor plane Max. diameter x length: 68.67 x 45 mm / 8. Weight: Approx.6 x 1.82 ft.49 m / 1.21x (at 135mm) Image Stabilizer: Lens shift type Filter size: 67 mm Lens cap: E-67U Max. Weight: Approx. (From image sensor plane) Max. (75 x 112 mm / 3.7 x 2. If a problem occurs with a non-Canon lens attached to the camera. Hood: EW-73B (sold separately) Case: LP1116 (sold separately) All specifications above are based on Canon’s testing standards.5 x 70 mm / 2.34x (at 55 mm) Field of view: 207 x 134 .6°20’ Lens construction: 16 elements in 12 groups Minimum aperture: f/22 . magnification: 0.27°50’ Horizontal extent: 64°30’ .) Image Stabilizer: Lens shift type Filter size: 58 mm Lens cap: E-58 Max.8 in.25 m / 0. 231 .25 m / 0. 455 g / 16.4 x 101 mm / 3. (at 0.45 m / 1.0 in. magnification: 0.36 Closest focusing distance*: At 18mm focal length: 0. consult the respective lens maker.36 Closest focusing distance: 0. field of view) At 135mm focal length: 0.4 in.

21 (also called “Exif Print”). About MPEG-4 Licensing “This product is licensed under AT&T patents for the MPEG-4 standard and may be used for encoding MPEG-4 compliant video and/or decoding MPEG-4 compliant video that was encoded only (1) for a personal and non-commercial purpose or (2) by a video provider licensed under the AT&T patents to provide MPEG-4 compliant video. and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are a trademark or registered trademark of HDMI Licensing LLC.g. No license is granted or implied for any other use for MPEG-4 standard. although you may request such repairs on a chargeable basis. in the United States and other countries.. etc. caused by the malfunction of nongenuine Canon accessories (e. Exif Print is a standard that enhances compatibility between digital cameras and printers. LLC. Windows is a trademark or registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries.” * Notice displayed in English as required. the shooting information is incorporated to optimize the print output.0 and Exif 2. SDXC logo is a trademark of SD-3C. Use of genuine Canon accessories is recommended This product is designed to achieve excellent performance when used with genuine Canon accessories. 232 . By connecting the camera to an Exif Print-compliant printer. Canon shall not be liable for any damage to this product and/or accidents such as fire. HDMI logo. * This digital camera supports Design rule for Camera File System 2.Trademarks Adobe is a trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated. All other corporate and product names and trademarks mentioned in this manual are the property of their respective owners. Please note that this warranty does not apply to repairs arising out of the malfunction of non-genuine Canon accessories.. a leakage and/or explosion of a battery pack). HDMI. Macintosh and Mac OS are trademarks or registered trademarks of Apple Inc.

etc.Do not short-circuit. Also. and explosions. or emits smoke or fumes. .Do not recharge the battery pack outside the allowable ambient temperature range of 0°C . remove it immediately. accessories. excessive heat. Do not use any home-made or modified batteries. immediately unplug the battery charger from the power outlet to stop the recharging and prevent a fire. The cord can accidentally choke the child or give an electrical shock. • Do not use the equipment where there is flammable gas. smoke. • If excessive heat.) • When disposing of a battery pack or back-up battery. disassemble. • If the battery pack or back-up battery leaks. remove the battery pack and disconnect the power plug. This is to prevent electrical shock. chemical leakage. follow the safeguards below: . changes color. • Before storing the camera or accessory when not in use.Do not insert any foreign metallic objects into the electrical contacts of the camera. skin. do not exceed the recharging time. keep the equipment away from the reach of children.Do not install the battery pack or back-up battery in reversed polarity (+ –). power sources. And do not subject the battery pack or back-up battery to strong physical shock. insulate the electrical contacts with tape to prevent contact with other metallic objects or batteries. Do not apply heat or apply solder to the battery pack or back-up battery. Do not expose the battery pack or back-up battery to fire or water. (Battery chemicals may harm the stomach and intestines. • Keep the back-up battery away from children. This is to prevent fire or an explosion. It can cause blindness or skin problems. or fumes are emitted during battery pack recharging. consult a physician immediately. and fire. Be careful not to get burned in the process. • Prevent any battery leakage from contacting your eyes. 233 . • Do not fire the flash at someone driving a car. • During the recharging.104°F). . and clothing. keep at least 1 meter away. • Do not fire the flash near a person’s eyes. It can deform the cord or melt the insulation and cause a fire or electrical shock. flush the affected area with lots of clean water without rubbing it. and material damage. See a physician immediately.Do not use any batteries. and accessories not specified in this booklet. . If the battery leakage contacts your eyes. This is to prevent an explosion or fire.Safety Warnings Follow these safeguards and use the equipment properly to prevent injury. . deforms. or modify the battery pack or back-up battery. or clothing. death. When using flash to photograph an infant. • Do not leave any cords near a heat source. If a child swallows the battery. Do not mix new and old or different types of batteries. connecting cables. heat generation. It may impair the person’s vision.40°C (32°F . Preventing Serious Injury or Death • To prevent fire. It may cause an accident. skin.

• Do not carry the camera around while it is attached to a tripod. Otherwise. • Keep the camera from the reach of small children. . This is to prevent fire and electrical shock. • Do not look at the sun or an extremely bright light source through the camera or lens. High-voltage internal parts can cause electrical shock.Do not connect too many power plugs to the same power outlet. .• If you drop the equipment and the casing breaks open to expose the internal parts. 234 . or oily. or excessively bend the cord or put a heavy object on the cord. • If you drop the camera in water or if water or metal fragments enter inside the camera. . contact your dealer or your nearest Canon Service Center. The neck strap can accidentally choke the child.Do not handle a power plug with wet hands. The equipment may become hot and cause skin burns. • Before using the camera inside an airplane or hospital. Doing so may cause battery leakage or a shorter battery life. Doing so may cause injury. cut. do not touch the internal parts due to the possibility of electrical shock. The battery pack or back-up battery can also become hot and cause skin burns. If the product does not work properly or requires repair. • Do not store the equipment in dusty or humid places. Electromagnetic waves emitted by the camera may interfere with the plane’s instruments or the hospital’s medical equipment. Doing so may trap heat within and cause the casing to deform or catch fire. Also do not twist or tie the cords. Doing so may cause fire or a health hazard. This is to prevent fire and electrical shock. Also make sure the tripod is sturdy enough to support the camera and lens.Do not scratch.Do not use a cord whose insulation has been damaged. • Do not use or leave the battery pack or back-up battery in a hot environment. . • Do not leave a lens or lens-attached camera under the sun without the lens cap attached. • Do not disassemble or modify the equipment. follow the safeguards below: .When unplugging a power plug. Preventing Injury or Equipment Damage • Do not leave equipment inside a car under the hot sun or near a heat source. Doing so may damage your vision. or other organic solvents to clean the equipment. the dust on the power outlet may become moist and short-circuit the outlet to cause a fire. promptly remove the battery pack and back-up battery. • Do not use paint thinner. check if it is allowed. • Occasionally unplug the power plug and use a dry cloth to clean off the dust around the power outlet.Always insert the power plug all the way in. • Do not cover or wrap the battery-recharging apparatus with a cloth. the lens may concentrate the sun’s rays and cause a fire. . • To prevent fire and electrical shock. benzene. If the surrounding is dusty. grasp and pull the plug instead of the cord. humid.

Improper handling of this type of waste could have a possible impact on the environment and human health due to potentially hazardous substances that are generally associated with EEE.g. waste authority. (EEA: Norway. in accordance with the Battery Directive. please contact your local city office. e. approved scheme or your household waste disposal service or visit www. These symbols indicate that this product is not to be disposed of with your household waste. Cd = Cadmium. this indicates that a heavy metal (Hg = Mercury. This product should be handed over to a designated collection point. according to the WEEE Directive (2002/96/EC). For more information about the recycling of this product. If a chemical symbol is printed beneath the symbol shown above..European Union (and EEA) only. Your cooperation in the correct disposal of this product will contribute to the effective usage of natural resources. the Battery Directive (2006/66/EC) and/or your national laws implementing those Directives. Pb = Lead) is present in this battery or accumulator at a concentration above an applicable threshold specified in the Battery Directive. on an authorized one-for-one basis when you buy a new similar product or to an authorized collection site for recycling waste electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) and batteries and accumulators.canon-europe.com/environment. Iceland and Liechtenstein) 235 .

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...................................... 150 Clock → Date/Time Close-up ................................. 169 Access lamp................ 82 Bulb ........................ 76........80 Audio/video OUT.........76 Basic Zone modes .........85 Adobe RGB............................................ 96 Color temperature ........ 42 Problem............... 2............ 32.....................................................or 9-image index display......................... 112......37 Card.. 93 Built-in flash.............................................. 103 Auto playback → Slide show Auto power off.......................................27...................................... 144 Holding the camera.................................. 134 AEB.....................Index 1280x720 ..................... 216 Beeper.... 84 C C (Creative Auto) ................ 2 Center-weighted average metering ................................................ 3.................................................160...................... 169 Auto Lighting Optimizer...........96 AE lock.156 640x480 ............ 35 ............................ 55 Cable ........131 Battery Grip ...... 36 Settings display.............. 138 Eye-Fi.....97.............80 B B/W (Monochrome)......... 160............................ 169 Camera Camera shake....................32 A-DEP (Automatic depth-of-field AE). 31 Card reminder .............................89 AF → Focusing AI FOCUS (AI Focus AF). 138 Black-and-white image ...71 4................ 84 BULB (Bulb exposure)..... 224 SD speed class .................................67 AI Servo AF............. 208 Format..................................131 1920x1080 ..............148 2-sec................................................ 106 Clear settings ... 92 A A/V OUT.................. 31............ 143 Camera shake .................. 167.............. 86 Cleaning (image sensor) .....67 Aperture-priority AE ..20 Battery → Power 237 ..... 139 Autofocus → Focusing Av (Aperture-priority AE)............................................. 79............131 1st-curtain sync........................... 64.............. 70 Contrast....................... 99 Color tone... 123 SDHC/SDXC................................45............ self-timer ......160..................................148 2nd-curtain sync.......................................................................................................................67 AI SERVO (AI Servo AF) ............. 92 Continuous shooting....................................................... 13...... 52 Color space .......

............................................................................... 206 FE lock.....................................176 Dioptric adjustment ... 48 Focus mode switch ............................................. 47.......... 46 Full HD ....................................... 33.......................20 Custom Functions..............................................191 File number .........................................................224 Evaluative metering ......70..............86 Exposure compensation .......................................................... 88 Focus confirmation light .....................82 Dial......141 External Speedlite............147......................................... 113 AF point selection ........... 206 Eye-Fi card .............. 117...................... 131...........36 Direct printing → Printing DPOF. 72..........................................23........151 E Erase (image) .....................190 Clear all ......................................................................... 131 Full High-Definition... 77 Digital terminal .......................16................ 173 Filter effect (Monochrome) ......171 Error codes ......... 64 External Speedlite. 194 Beeper .......... 49.199 Creative Auto ....... 64 Custom Functions............. 149 Effective range .......... 42 Frame rate..87 Extension .. .. 192 Menu setting ........76 FE lock...... 147 Red-eye reduction .................... 202 Recompose.................................... 120 Out of focus .............. 64 2nd-curtain sync .......................... 205 F Face detection Live mode (AF).......................................................... 88 Flash off ................... 93 Firmware Ver.............................................. 147...................... 47................................ 69 Focusing AF mode ..................203 Depth-of-field preview.................... 46 Focus lock ........................... 68 AF-assist beam.......................................... 123.185 Drive mode ........................208 Eyepiece cover ................. 71 Dust Delete Data ...... 160 D Date/Time .................. 98 Flash exposure compensation.......... 66. 214 Flash ..... 65 Flash exposure compensation .............. 138 Difficult-to-focus subjects ........... 202 Manual focusing.......... 132........ 48 Format (card initialization)..................................... 131 Full Auto ...98 238 .........Index Copyright information.................................................................................... 140 File size ... 148 Built-in flash ...114 Faithful ..................190 List...................29 DC coupler.. 69................................................................55 Creative Zone modes ....... 117......... 56 Flash-sync speed.....................

.. 134 H HDMI..........34 Landscape.......................................................................................173 Highlight detail loss ...... 33 Lens peripheral illumination correction............................................................................ 160........ 146 Brightness adjustment ........ 13 Auto off.................................... 146 Shooting settings display ..................... 51.Index Function availability table..................174 Household power .....165 Erase ... 63 ISO expansion .....160......158 Playback .......................... 167 Highlight alert ............ 30 LCD monitor .................170 Rotate .........................171 Highlight alert...................203 J JPEG .............................157 Magnified view...110..... 157 L I ICC profile ...... 167 HDMI CEC (High-Definition Multimedia Interface Consumer Electronics Control) ........ 155 Menu screen ........... 104 Live mode (AF)........... 138 Image verification data .................... 72 Jump display ........160..................................... 18 Lens..... 75 Language selection .................................... 63 G Grid display .....................35 Attaching/Detaching ........................... 21........ 72 Index display .........................112................... 44 Image playback....................210 Image dust prevention................................................ 167 Image area........168 High-Definition ...........142...... 33 ......... 62 Auto............................................................... 194 Histogram (Brightness/RGB) ............................................................................................................156 Jump display (Image browsing)..............62...... 155 Protect ................................................... 58..... 139 Display switching .........96 Image Auto playback . 40 Screen color......... 173 View on TV ............................ 151 Image review time ................58.............................................. 159 Shooting information...............................173 Histogram ......... 156 ISO speed ...............174 Index............................... 113 239 ......173 Highlight tone priority ...............................131............................................................................ 20 Image-recording quality. 197 Image Zone ... 192 Maximum ISO speed with Auto ISO ......................................

........ 131................73 Memory card → Card Menu Menu settings ...................... 164 Enjoying . 132 Frame rate ................................. 123 Sound recording .............................. 131 Playback ......................... 129 View on TV ........................... 66 P P (Program AE)...40 Metering mode.. 131.......120.......... 76 Night Portrait . 160 File size..................... 51 Noise reduction High ISO speed ............................................................. 127 Movie crop ..........212 My Menu........................83.......................... 132 Shooting. 131 Recording time........................... 127 Manual focusing..112 Possible shots .................................................................. 160...106.........112.......................................................................................................................... 162 Recording size ...................76 Movie Autoexposure shooting .........................107 Focusing....... 66 One-Shot AF ........109 Long exposures → Bulb Low level format....134 Mirror lockup ............... 124 Editing out first and last scenes .......Index Live View shooting.................42..............22 NTSC ..................................... 198 N Neutral.......................218 Manual exposure .................................. 70.............20 Monochrome.......... 60 PAL................... 54 Night scene ......................... 193 Nomenclature...... 16 .........................................86 Metering timer................ 120 Microphone .......................................... 131 Manual exposure shooting.................. 84.................83 Magnified view ...................................................................................................198 Setting operation ................................. 158 Malfunction .. 74........................................................................... 120 Maximum burst .................113 Grid display .........69..... 214 240 ..... 193 Long exposure ............. 43 M M (Manual exposure)...............69..................... 214 O ONE SHOT (One-Shot AF) ............ 134 Still photo shooting.......... 167 My Menu .... 134 MF (Manual focusing) ... 195 Mode Dial...........................

..................................................27. 173 Q Q (Quick Control) .............75 User defined ...185 Printing effects .................................28......176 Page layout.......... 65 Release shutter without card...................... 72 ...203 Possible shots .......................................................................104 PictBridge................ 72 ........................... 153 Sepia (Monochrome)..........179 Paper settings..................178 Partial metering....... 155 Portrait ......................... 93 Sharpness ............72 Playback .. 92 Shooting information display ........................................ 144 Rotate (image)............. 159 S Safety warnings..............175 Picture Style Adjustment............................................. 142....... 27...............................................86 Peripheral illumination correction .......................................................Index Paper settings (printing)....................................28................183 Trimming.............................. 110.. 24 Red-eye reduction .......................... 150........60 Program shift ...28 Household power..... 126........118 241 .................................... 109 Power Auto power off ..... 92 SD/SDHC/SDXC card → Card Self-timer .........................................................................................179 Print Order (DPOF).................38 Quick Control screen ...................................61 Protect (image erase-protection).. 54................................................................................................................................... 57........................................91 Selection........ 109 Recharge ......................................24 Switch .............58..........27 Printing...............74 RAW+JPEG........... 204 Revert to default settings............. 31 Remote control shooting......... 71......50..................... 139 Battery check..........74 Recharge.. 182 Tilt correction ..... 233 Saturation ......180.. 75 Possible shots...................183 Program AE ............170 R RAW ...........94 Pixels .......... 133.38 Quick mode (AF). 71 Sensor cleaning.....

....................... 99 Personal...............52 5 (Sports)............................... 102 Correction ..................80 Tv (Shutter-priority AE)..................86 sRGB ...50 3 (Landscape) ..........................................78 Slide show ...37 Shutter-priority AE ............................................162 Sports..........................53 6 (Night Portrait) .................................... 99 Bracketing................................75 Stopped-down aperture .......................216 Tv (Shutter-priority AE) .................85 M (Manual exposure) ...................93 Trimming (printing)....................... 78 V Video system......................... 101 Custom .......194 Toning effect (Monochrome) ......165 Sound recording .......................................................................................................................53 Spot metering...................................78 P (Program AE) ......................................................55 1 (Full Auto)....................................134 Speaker....................................................54 k (Movie shooting)..........83 Av (Aperture-priority AE) .........................................................................................Index Shooting mode... 169........................................................... 214 View on TV.18 Shutter button ........... 19 Dioptric adjustment ..49 2 (Portrait) .......60 C (Creative Auto) ...................................................... 167 Viewfinder ....................................123 Shooting settings display ..........................96 Standard ....46 7 (Flash Off) .82 Strap .........183 242 ........................20 A-DEP (Automatic depth-of-field AE) ..........................23 System map......... 36 Volume (Movie playback) .....................51 4 (Close-up) ................. 100 T Tone priority ............... 160............................... 163 W WB → White balance White balance ........

..............E: AF Mode........Image Playback .i Drive Mode .f: Aperture-priority AE..244 p...252 p.Z: ISO Speed ....246 p..........259 243 ..250 p.Quick Reference Guide Menu Operations ..254 p.....245 p...............Creative Zone Modes ............d: Program AE ..256 Installing the Software ........s: Shutter-priority AE .....................................251 p...........Q Quick Control Screen ............Using the Built-in Flash.....Custom Functions .....252 p........246 p.p..253 p.p.Image-recording Quality ......S AF Point ............257/258 EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk ............Basic Zone Modes .........250 p.255 Software Start Guide EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk ..........249 p...Picture Style ...................................250 p..247 p.......................249 p....p.......................................................p......251 p.........254 p....250 p...........A Live View Shooting..................k Shooting Movies ...Nomenclature ....

4. 2.Quick Reference Guide Menu Operations <M> button <0> button LCD monitor <S> Cross keys 1. Press the <M> button to display the menu. 3. press <0>. Press <0> to display the setting. Basic Zone Modes Movie Shooting Mode Creative Zone Modes Tab Menu items Menu settings 244 . After setting the item. then press the <V> key to select the desired item. Press the <U> key to select the tab.

you can select certain drive modes and the image-recording quality. 245 . then turn the <6> dial to set it. press the <Q> button. In the Basic Zone modes (except C).Quick Reference Guide Q Quick Control Screen With the shooting settings displayed. The Quick Control screen will appear. Aperture ISO speed Highlight tone priority Flash exposure compensation Auto Lighting Optimizer Drive mode Picture Style White balance Metering mode AF mode Shutter speed Exposure compensation/ AEB setting Shooting mode Image-recording quality Press the <S> key to select the function.

Press the <U> key to select the Picture Style. Black-and-white images. see the camera’s instruction manual. Style Description P Standard Q Portrait R Landscape V Monochrome Vivid colors and sharp images. Nice skin tones and slightly sharp images. Vivid blue skies and greenery and very sharp images. then press <0>. then press <0>. For <S> (Neutral) and <U> (Faithful). Press the <U> key to select the quality. 246 . Image-recording quality Pixels Possible shots A Picture StyleN Press the <XA> button.Quick Reference Guide Image-recording Quality Select [1 Quality]. then press <0>.

Quick Reference Guide Nomenclature Power switch <Z> ISO speed setting button <6> Main Dial <D> Flash button Mode Dial Shutter button Focus mode switch <A> Live View shooting/ Movie shooting button <A> AE lock button <S> AF point selection button Display-off sensor <S> Cross keys Access lamp <O> Aperture/Exposure compensation button <0> Setting button 247 .

burst Monochrome shooting ISO speed Exposure level indicator AE lock Flash-ready Flash exposure compensation Shutter speed Aperture 248 .Quick Reference Guide Shooting Settings Display Aperture Shutter speed ISO speed Exposure level indicator White balance Auto Lighting Optimizer Drive mode Possible shots Metering mode Shooting mode Picture Style Image-recording quality Quick Control AF mode icon Battery check zxcn OK NG Viewfinder Information AF point activation indicator <•> Spot metering circle AF points Focus confirmation light Max.

) Press the <Q> button. the built-in flash will pop-up automatically in low-light or backlit conditions (except in the <7> <3> <5> modes). then shoot. You just press the shutter button. Creative Zone Modes Press the <D> button to pop up the built-in flash. then press the <S> key to select the function. Turn the <6> dial to set the function. 249 . and the camera does the rest. sic Z o n e Ba 1 Full Auto C Creative Auto 7 Flash Off 2 Portrait 3 Landscape 4 Close-up 5 Sports 6 Night Portrait (Displayed only when <C> is set.Quick Reference Guide Basic Zone Modes All the settings necessary for shooting are set automatically. D Using the Built-in Flash Basic Zone Modes If necessary.

If the shutter speed display blinks. then focus the subject. turn the <6> dial until it stops blinking. Turn the <6> dial to set the desired shutter speed. d: Program AE The camera automatically sets the shutter speed and aperture in the same way as the <1> mode. turn the <6> dial until it stops blinking. Turn the <6> dial to set the desired aperture. 250 .Quick Reference Guide Creative Zone Modes Cre ati v e ne Zo You can change the camera settings as desired to shoot in various ways. s: Shutter-priority AE Set the Mode Dial to <s>. then focus the subject. The shutter speed will be set automatically. Set the Mode Dial to <d>. f: Aperture-priority AE Set the Mode Dial to <f>. The aperture will be set automatically. If the aperture display blinks.

X(One-Shot AF): For still subjects 9(AI Focus AF): Switches the AF mode automatically Z(AI Servo AF): For moving subjects S AF PointN Press the <S> button. Press the <S> key to select the AF point. Press the <U> key to select the AF mode. you can select the AF point by turning the <6> dial until the desired AF point flashes in red. While looking at the viewfinder.Quick Reference Guide E: AF ModeN Set the lens focus mode switch to <f>. 251 . Pressing <0> toggles the AF point selection between the center AF point and automatic AF point selection. Press the <ZE> button. then press <0>.

u: i: Q: l: q: Single shooting Continuous shooting Self-timer/Remote control* Self-timer:2 sec Self-timer:Continuous* * The <Q> and <q> drive modes can be selected in all shooting modes. When “AUTO” is selected. the ISO speed is set automatically. then press <0>. the ISO speed setting will be displayed. Press the <U> key to select the drive mode. Turn the <6> dial or press the <U> key to select the ISO speed. When you press the shutter button halfway.Quick Reference Guide Z: ISO SpeedN Press the <Z> button. i Drive ModeN Press the <YiQ> button. 252 .

Press the shutter button completely to take the picture. Press the shutter button halfway to focus.Quick Reference Guide A Live View Shooting Press the <A> button to display the Live View image. use the [6 Live View function settings] menu. 200 shots 50% Flash Use Approx. To change the Live View settings. Battery Life with Live View Shooting Temperature No Flash At 23°C / 73°F Approx. 180 shots 253 .

speed in Av mode 4 Long exposure noise reduction 5 High ISO speed noise reduction 6 Highlight tone priority 7 AF-assist beam firing 8 Mirror lockup 9 Shutter/AE lock button 10 Assign SET button 11 LCD display when power ON 12 Add image verification data 254 . Custom FunctionsN 1 Exposure level increments 2 ISO expansion 3 Flash sync. Press the <A> button to start shooting a movie. Press the shutter button halfway to focus. To stop movie shooting. press the shutter button. press <A> again.Quick Reference Guide k Shooting Movies Set the Mode Dial to <k>. To shoot still photos.

Quick Reference Guide Image Playback y u y u Index Magnify Select image S L Erase B Shooting information x Playback 255 .

edit and print shot images on your computer at highspeed. You can play and edit MOV movies and extract stil images from movies. Image Viewing and Editing Software b Digital Photo Professional You can view. 256 . Communication Software for the Camera and Computer a EOS Utility You can download images (still images/movies) you have shot with the camera to your computer. Image Viewing and Editing Software c ZoomBrowser EX (Windows) / ImageBrowser (Macintosh) You can view. You can edit images with originals remaining unchanged. edit and print JPEG images on your computer. Picture Style File Creating Software d Picture Style Editor You can edit Picture Style to your unique image characteristics and create/save an original Picture Style file. Can be used by a wide range of users from amateurs to professionals. You can shoot photos remotely by connecting the camera with your computer. It is especially recommended for users who mainly shoot RAW images. Recommended for novices who are using a digital camera for the first time and amateur users. You can organize and sort images by shooting date or theme.Software Start Guide EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk This disk contains various software for EOS DIGITAL. You can set the various settings of the camera from your computer.

The software will not be installed correctly. If not necessary. To download images from the cameras. refer to the EOS Utility Instruction Manual (PDF electronic manual). uninstall the software. 3 Click [Easy Installation] to start installation. “WFT Utility” and “Original Data Security Tools” software for the accessories (sold separately) will also be installed. 4 Click [Restart]. Follow the windows displayed for the rest of the installation procedure.Installing the Software Compatible OS Windows 7 Windows Vista SP1/SP2/SP3 1 Check that the camera is not connected to your computer. 257 . B When installation ends. 2 Insert the EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk (CD). Never connect the camera to your computer before you install the software. the window for Step 4 appears. remove the CD. 5 Once your computer has restarted.

refer to the EOS Utility Instruction Manual (PDF electronic manual). To download images from the cameras. 258 .6 1 Check that the camera is not connected to your computer. 3 Click [Install] to start installation. 2 Insert the EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk (CD). Follow the windows displayed for the rest of the installation procedure. 5 Remove the CD. double-click and open the CD-ROM icon. If not necessary.4 . 4 Click [Finish].10. When installation ends. “WFT Utility” software for the accessories (sold separately) will also be installed. uninstall the software.Installing the Software Compatible OS MAC OS X 10. and then double-click [Canon EOS Digital Installer]. the window for Step 4 appears. On your computer’s desktop.

pdf files. Acrobat Reader (version 6. 2 Open the CD. Double-click on the CD icon. 3 [MACINTOSH] EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk Copy the PDF Instruction Manuals contained on the CD to your Macintosh.pdf files. Then select your language. use the ‘Save’ function of your Adobe Reader. 1 Insert the EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk (CD) into the CD-ROM drive of your computer. Then select your language. double-click [My Computer] on the desktop) and then double-click the CD-ROM drive into which you have inserted the CD. 1 Insert the EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk (CD) into the CD-ROM drive of your Macintosh. To save the PDF manual to your computer. Acrobat Reader (version 6. Double-click the START. Click [Start] [My Computer] (in versions other than Windows XP.[WINDOWS] EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk Copy the PDF Instruction Manuals contained on the CD to your computer. 2 Open the CD. BAdobe Reader starts and the index of the Instruction Manuals are displayed.0 or later) must be installed to view the Instruction Manual files (PDF format). Install Adobe Reader if it is not already installed on your Macintosh. 3 Double-click the START.0 or later) must be installed to view the Instruction Manual files (PDF format). 259 . To save the PDF manual to your computer. use the ‘Save’ function of your Adobe Reader. BAdobe Reader starts and the index of the Instruction Manuals are displayed. Install Adobe Reader if it is not already installed on your computer.

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